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.
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
29 May 2013 07:05 PM
The mayor hailed the “historic moment” that two French people of the same sex were united in marriage.
France's most wanted man captured: Armed robber Redoine Faid back in custody after spectacular Hollywood-style jail break six weeks ago
29 May 2013 01:22 PM
'Public enemy number one' who was inspired by American gangster movies found in Paris
First gay couple wed in France amid tight security after controversial new legislation sparked violent protests
28 May 2013 05:33 PM
Vincent Austin and Bruno Boileau tie the knot in historic wedding in Montpellier
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Black Friday 2014: Opening hours for John Lewis, Asda, PC World, GAME and Argos
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'