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.
Parisian bakeries 'requisitioned': Law protects French access to les baguettes during summer holidays
14 August 2013 06:22 PM
It is still a tradition for bakers in the French capital to shut their shops for the whole of July or August
14 August 2013 12:00 AM
Air force sergeant accused of planning mosque attack as Muslim leader denounces 'Islamophobic' France
13 August 2013 12:00 AM
23-year-old arrested over plot as violent incidents rise
12 August 2013 08:18 PM
Newspaper decides to get to the bottom of the French feminine mystique
09 August 2013 06:35 PM
Yet again, summer storms have devastated Bordeaux’s vineyards. Now growers are counterattacking, using everything from cannons to rockets
09 August 2013 12:00 AM
08 August 2013 06:18 PM
Kristian 'Varg' Vikernes was arrested in July after his wife legally bought four rifles
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
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'naked pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death