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.
26 October 2012 07:27 PM
A senior aide to Mitt Romney has played the race card for the first time in the presidential campaign as new polling reveals that it is the most racially polarised election in more than two decades.
24 October 2012 08:20 PM
Manufacturer's ties to candidate's son and donors raise concerns about unfair influence on result
20 September 2012 03:51 PM
Is freedom of expression an absolute right? I've been wrestling with this over the last few days, starting with the Muslim furore over the anti-Islamic video made in California, followed by the publication of the Duchess of Cambridge topless pictures by the French magazine Closer, which raised privacy issues, and now the cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohamed in a French satirical weekly.
18 September 2012 12:00 AM
Hollande slump in popularity has opened door for former rival
03 May 2012 12:00 AM
As the Tiananmen Square protesters know only too well, political dissidence in China usually has one outcome – a one-way ticket to America, and exile.
06 March 2012 12:00 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday played down a rift with President Barack Obama over the timing of possible military strikes against Iran, suggesting that Israel and the United States are so united that their policies are indistinguishable.
30 November 2011 05:47 PM
Iran’s ransacking of the British embassy in Tehran, which prompted the recall of all British embassy staff and the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from London, means that the chances of miscalculation by both sides in this spiraling crisis have suddenly intensified.
22 October 2011 08:22 PM
It's election season in America. President Obama should therefore expect that anything he does is going to be criticised by the Republican opposition. But even on foreign policy, the president can't w ...
03 September 2011 04:20 PM
Portia Walker and Kim Sengupta have shed light in today's Independent on Britain's duplicitous relations with Libya over the years, in particular with Colonel Gaddafi's right-hand man, Moussa Koussa, ...
End of the Intifada: Four long years of bloodshed, bulldozed homes, suicide bombs and targeted killings
09 February 2005 12:02 AM
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 3 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 4 Ross Burden dead: MasterChef and Ready Steady Cook star, dies aged 45
- 5 Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel