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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Sarkozy indignantly defended his “honour” earlier this month

Sarkozy’s political comeback dream threatened by tapped phone calls

Mr Sarkozy indignantly defended his 'honour' earlier this month after being accused of trying to derail judicial investigations against him

Postcard from... Dublin

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.

The interior of the railway carriage in which the Armistice ending the First World War was signed

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

John Lichfield on the strange meeting in the forest of Compiègne that culminated in the signing of the Armistice

French Interior Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve

France bans citizens with ‘jihadi links’ from travelling abroad as it strengthens anti-terror laws

At least 250 young French people – and more than 1,000 European citizens – are believed to be fighting in Syria or Iraq

Murder victim Saad al-Hilli

Al-Hilli Alps massacre: Murdered wife had 'secret' ex-husband living in the US who died on same day as shooting

French investigators said that they had uncovered some 'surprising' facts about Iqbal al-Hilli

Captured German officers receiving orders from a French officer

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

John Lichfield describes the unexpectedly spectacular Allied breakthrough that launched a 100-day push to victory

Clermont appoint another female head coach to replace Helena Costa

Former France captain Corinne Diacre to take the job

The immense long-range naval gun which was used to bombard Paris from behind the German lines in Picardy

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Ordeal by shellfire - a giant gun rains death on Parisians from 80 miles away

A shock artillery attack on the French capital marked the start of an offensive that nearly broke the Allies

Pastor was ambushed outside a hospital in Nice last month

Hélène Pastor murder: Was the shooting of the Monaco billionairess an inside job?

The murder shocked the principality – but not as much as the identity of the man who appears  to have ordered it

Postcard from... Paris

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.

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