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 January 2013 12:00 AM
Protesters clash with police across Egypt, calling for end to Morsi’s Islamist government
24 January 2013 06:15 PM
It is two years to the day since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak began. But far from heralding a bright new dawn, for many things are worse than ever
17 December 2012 08:56 PM
The release from jail of a son of Iran's conservative former President, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, has sparked a new round of speculation about the veteran politician's future.
16 December 2012 06:43 PM
Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of French President François Hollande, today described her difficulties in adjusting to a new role as France's "first girlfriend", saying that it was like doing a parachute jump "without a parachute".
14 December 2012 07:20 PM
One brand has been given a helping hand by President François Hollande
12 December 2012 07:18 PM
World Focus: Latest missile test shows Communist state will not be easily controlled
Mother Teresa. Lech Walesa. Desmond Tutu. Mikhail Gorbachev. Herman van Rompuy...? Europe wins the Nobel Peace Prize
10 December 2012 07:12 PM
The EU was awarded the prize for its role in transforming a European 'continent of war' into a 'continent of peace'
10 December 2012 07:00 PM
French President's letter defending Valerie Trierweiler in 'love triangle' law suit sparks fury
08 November 2012 12:00 AM
So the Republicans retained their majority in the House of Representatives and the Democrats kept control of the Senate – a recipe for continued gridlock in Congress as the country is threatened with tumbling off a "fiscal cliff". Yesterday, jittery world markets reacted accordingly and stocks plunged.
08 November 2012 12:00 AM
For a few minutes early yesterday, Barack Obama implored Americans to ignore the fact that half of the country had voted for his opponent, and it worked. "Tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual," the President told supporters in Chicago, in an appeal for bipartisanship that recalled the early days of his first term. He soon discovered, in 2009, that hatred for the country's first black President among some Republicans was so deep-seated that their leaders would block him every step of the way.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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