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.
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
12 May 2013 12:00 AM
French Benedictine abbey streams its daily round of Latin liturgy to a worldwide audience
08 May 2013 05:56 PM
Is Bob Dylan “unworthy” of the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest civilian award? The head of the institution which decides on the recipients appears to think so.
07 May 2013 07:09 PM
He is an Islamic scholar who teaches at Oxford University and a former member of a working group on extremism set up by Tony Blair. Time magazine once described him as the “leading thinker” among Europe’s second and third-generation Muslim immigrants.
07 May 2013 07:07 PM
The former Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, denies money laundering
01 May 2013 07:28 PM
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France in traditional May Day rallies marked by calls for an end to President François Hollande’s austerity policies, which many blamed for record numbers of jobless.
01 May 2013 07:22 PM
A former aide to Christine Lagarde has put himself on the fast track to a criminal charge after allegedly trying to shift the route of a new TGV train line 1.8 miles away from his mother’s garden in south-western France.
30 April 2013 03:21 PM
Ayrault asks his ministers to stop using English words in their work
22 February 2013 07:00 PM
Michael Edwards, who writes in English and French, joins eminent guardians of language
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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