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.
06 May 2015 08:31 AM
Black box reveals co-pilot repeatedly put Airbus A320 on collision course but cancelled instructions before anyone could tell
Politician and 'friend of President Francois Hollande' said he only 'liked journalists with big breasts', claim French female reporters
05 May 2015 05:30 PM
40 political reporters said it was time to end the 'lascivious paternalism' to which they were routinely subjected to in the French corridors of power
Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended as Front National's president of honour after refusing to attend disciplinary meeting over Nazi remarks
04 May 2015 07:28 PM
Mr Le Pen says it is below his 'dignity' to be disciplined by the party he founded
03 May 2015 10:03 PM
The aircraft has been losing out since the turn of the century to American rivals and to the part-British 'Eurofighter' or Typhoon
For sale: a little piece of France for £740 - how a mayor's offer put Normandy village Champ du Boult on the map
01 May 2015 06:15 PM
The town hall is getting 200 enquiries a day, where previously the plots had received just two enquiries over eight years
French Education Minister sparks diplomatic situation with Germany by proposing to abolish 'two-language' classes for 11-year-olds
29 April 2015 05:42 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the political friendship between the two countries will never be complete unless more youngsters from both nations speak both languages - and will raise the subject with French President François Hollande
29 April 2015 12:00 AM
Oh, to be in Normandy now that April’s here. The apple trees are a mass of blossom. The finest grassland in the world is enamelled or, according to your taste, disfigured by the yellow splashes of rape fields.
28 April 2015 06:48 PM
If proven, the allegations could be devastating politically for the Front National's controversial 'president of honour', and highly embarrassing for his daughter, Marine, who replaced him as party leader
26 April 2015 06:15 PM
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy faces a new obstacle to his return to power: growing opposition to his attempt to rename his centre-right party “Les Républicains”.
24 April 2015 07:03 PM
From floating down the Seine to lying in a double bed, there are all suddenly sorts of novel ways to watch films
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 #JeSuisEd: People share photos of themselves eating awkwardly in solidarity with Labour leader
- 5 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds