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.
14 July 2014 12:14 AM
Mr Sarkozy indignantly defended his 'honour' earlier this month after being accused of trying to derail judicial investigations against him
11 July 2014 12:00 AM
Imagine a bumpy track which allows you to ramble one mile into the sea. Imagine a startling 360-degree panorama which is both seascape and cityscape, framed by softly rolling green mountains.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
10 July 2014 06:29 PM
John Lichfield on the strange meeting in the forest of Compiègne that culminated in the signing of the Armistice
09 July 2014 07:12 PM
At least 250 young French people – and more than 1,000 European citizens – are believed to be fighting in Syria or Iraq
Al-Hilli Alps massacre: Murdered wife had 'secret' ex-husband living in the US who died on same day as shooting
08 July 2014 01:30 PM
French investigators said that they had uncovered some 'surprising' facts about Iqbal al-Hilli
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The ‘blackest day’ of the German army - and the assault that finally broke its spirit
06 July 2014 07:01 PM
John Lichfield describes the unexpectedly spectacular Allied breakthrough that launched a 100-day push to victory
28 June 2014 05:23 PM
Former France captain Corinne Diacre to take the job
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Ordeal by shellfire - a giant gun rains death on Parisians from 80 miles away
27 June 2014 07:02 PM
A shock artillery attack on the French capital marked the start of an offensive that nearly broke the Allies
27 June 2014 06:55 PM
The murder shocked the principality – but not as much as the identity of the man who appears to have ordered it
27 June 2014 12:00 AM
The French exam season is off to a quarrelsome start. A teacher tweeted the philosophy questions in the Baccalaureate before all the candidates had opened their exam papers – and received a threatening tweet in return from the education ministry.
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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