John Lichfield

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.

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries in France and Belgium dedicated to First World War casualties number 2,400 and visitor numbers have never been higher

We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

Any direct connection with the conflict has gone but we’re not ready to consign it to history, says John Lichfield

Police search for evidence in front of the synagogue in Wuppertal, Germany

Attack in Germany prompts fears over rise in anti-Semitism

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.

Postcard from... Paris

France has vanished. Disappeared. Disparu.

The wreckage of the the MD-83 aircraft was located by a column of French troops in Mali

Missing Air Algerie flight found in the Sahara desert with no survivors

The wreckage of the the MD-83 aircraft was located by a column of French  troops in northern Mali yesterday

Postcard from... Paris

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.

Burning detritus are seen along the tramway line in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014, after clashes following a demonstration denouncing Israel's military campaign in Gaza

Israel-Gaza conflict: Fears that violence could transfer to French streets after night of protests

Riot police held back a mob of youths who tried to attack two synagogues in the town of Sarcelles

Israel-Gaza conflict: Tear gas fired at pro-Palestinians demonstrators in Paris

Banned protest march turned violent as London protests get underway

Two Labradors and a Chihuahua belonging to Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wreaked havoc in the Élysée Palace

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

The culprits are said to be Toumi, a Chihuahua, and Clara and Dumbledore, a pair of Labradors

Sarkozy indignantly defended his “honour” earlier this month

Sarkozy v Trierweiler: Twitter spat of the teenage sons sparks calls for the 'grown-ups' to step in

The two boys began to exchange insulting tweets earlier this month

Postcard from... Paris

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”.

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