John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news. Before that, he was the paper's Foreign Editor and he has also worked in Brussels and Washington.
31 July 2014 12:11 AM
Any direct connection with the conflict has gone but we’re not ready to consign it to history, says John Lichfield
29 July 2014 07:20 PM
Petrol bombs were hurled at the walls of a synagogue in Wuppertal in western Germany today amid fears of a rising tide of Gaza-related anti-Semitism in Europe.
28 July 2014 01:00 AM
France has vanished. Disappeared. Disparu.
25 July 2014 04:20 PM
The wreckage of the the MD-83 aircraft was located by a column of French troops in northern Mali yesterday
23 July 2014 12:00 AM
The most misguidingly named building in Paris is closing for renovations. Its residents, which have included the terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will weep few tears.
21 July 2014 09:05 AM
Riot police held back a mob of youths who tried to attack two synagogues in the town of Sarcelles
19 July 2014 06:03 PM
Banned protest march turned violent as London protests get underway
When the Elysée Palace really started to go to the dogs: Startling new allegations that Nicolas Sarkozy's pets caused tens of thousands of euros worth of damage
18 July 2014 07:52 PM
The culprits are said to be Toumi, a Chihuahua, and Clara and Dumbledore, a pair of Labradors
18 July 2014 11:30 AM
The two boys began to exchange insulting tweets earlier this month
17 July 2014 12:00 AM
To tu or not to tu, that is the question. Some years ago I addressed my son’s 12-year-old schoolmate with a formal “vous” rather than informal “tu”. “Thanks dad, now she thinks you are a cretin,” he said. To French ears, it was as if I had called her “Miss Smith”.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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