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.
10 October 2013 06:19 PM
The congregation at the service included busloads of Japanese tourists
03 October 2013 08:32 AM
One of Africa’s most vibrant dictators has cut a symbolic link with his nation’s colonial past and, some say, with normality
03 October 2013 12:00 AM
30 September 2013 12:00 AM
29 September 2013 04:34 PM
Fighter jets were preparing for scheduled take off when President Hollande took 'stunning' call from US telling him to hold fire
27 September 2013 06:24 PM
He will forever be associated with the conflicts that convulsed West Africa for more than a decade, and cast a long shadow over the region
25 September 2013 06:03 PM
The French government has unveiled its 2014 budget which breaks an earlier promise to halt rising taxes for the French, weighed down by one of the highest tax burdens in the world.
22 September 2013 06:18 PM
The drugs were reportedly destined for the Calabrian Mafia
28 August 2013 12:00 AM
27 August 2013 07:56 PM
Appointment is viewed as a key opportunity to build bridges with Obama administration
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