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 December 2014 12:00 AM
The Champs Elysées has a new set of Christmas lights. Not before time. The old ones resembled the sad, tangled strings which are dug out of cupboards by millions of households each year.
Brutal anti-Semitic rape and robbery ‘an assault on all France holds dear’, says President François Hollande
04 December 2014 05:45 PM
A young Jewish couple were tied up and robbed at gunpoint and the young woman was gang raped, authorities said
French families sue clinic and staff for €12m over suffering caused by cot blunder that saw baby girls swapped at birth
03 December 2014 06:34 PM
The changelings were 10 years old before the mistake was revealed
Palestinian statehood: French national assembly votes overwhelmingly to ask government to recognise Palestine
02 December 2014 07:54 PM
Support for the resolution is growing across Europe
01 December 2014 06:37 PM
Messages home contrast bizarrely with the image of implacable and hard-hearted jihad peddled by terror websites
30 November 2014 07:13 PM
The discovery in France of a copy of the Bard’s First Folio has fuelled speculation that he was a Papist
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: Former French President claims 'little victory' as UMP party leader but Alain Juppé is real winner
30 November 2014 06:25 PM
Mr Sarkozy was counting on a crushing victory, not just a comfortable one
€40m of Russian cash will allow Marine Le Pen’s Front National to take advantage of rivals’ woes in upcoming regional and presidential elections
27 November 2014 06:25 PM
John Lichfield explains what difference the money could make for the far-right party
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
26 November 2014 06:05 PM
Mr Sarkozy has returned from retirement to head off scandal and a formidable rival in Alain Juppé. But it is a big risk...
Audacious North Korean kidnap plot foiled at Paris airport as 'Asian men' attempted to bundle student onto plane
23 November 2014 11:50 PM
Han, the son of executed senior North Korean official, is now thought to be living under French government protection
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
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'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 4 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
- 5 Man hospitalised with pneumonia after downing eggnog at office Christmas party