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.
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
20 February 2013 06:40 PM
US industrialist Maurice Taylor sparks storm by insulting staff, refuses to save ailing tyre factory
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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