Anne Penketh is a freelance journalist and columnist based in Paris. She was posted to Moscow, Paris and New York for AFP news agency before joining The Independent, where she was Diplomatic Editor until 2009.
France gripped by disappearance of missing beauty queen and her mother following suicide of former legionnaire father
08 August 2013 06:15 PM
He made ‘I am innocent’ video plea then took life - but it emerged that his former Brazilian mistress disappeared in similar circumstances nine years ago
07 August 2013 08:25 PM
Disgraced former IMF chief has been charged with ‘aggravated pimping’, along with 12 other people
06 August 2013 06:15 PM
Hijabs were banned from schools in 2004 and the face veil was banned in 2011
07 July 2013 05:43 PM
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy returns to the political stage on Monday to appeal for support for his debt-ridden party, as a poll suggests that three out of five French people are opposed to him running for office.
04 July 2013 09:25 PM
UMP – already heavily in debt – ordered to pay back €11m state subsidy after campaign overspend
04 July 2013 04:13 PM
'If there are rules they should be for everybody,' says spokesman
02 July 2013 08:10 PM
The leader of France’s far-right National Front party, Marine Le Pen, was stripped of her parliamentary immunity, opening the way for charges of inciting racial hatred to be laid against her.
Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine paid illegal kickbacks to fund former French PM Edouard Balladur’s failed presidential bid
26 June 2013 08:12 PM
Lebanese businessman Ziad Takieddine has confessed to having paid illegal kick-backs to fund the presidential campaign of former French prime minister Edouard Balladur.
‘Animal instincts exist’: DSK makes comeback in Paris with appearance at Senate committee on tax evasion
26 June 2013 06:46 PM
Former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, delivers confident lecture two years after claims he sexually assaulted maid
The new suffragettes: Shirin Ebadi - the campaigner who has become an international figurehead for women's rights
30 May 2013 06:38 PM
A Nobel peace prize 10 years ago has done little to reduce the threats faced by the most charismatic champion of democratic rights for women in Iran
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
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- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 4 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...