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 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
29 May 2013 07:05 PM
The mayor hailed the “historic moment” that two French people of the same sex were united in marriage.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'