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.
Islamic State: French jihadist holding Western hostages is also suspected of murders at Jewish museum in Brussels
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
05 September 2014 06:04 PM
The anti-Semitic French comedian came to international attention in December when the footballer Nicolas Anelka performed Dieudonné’s trademark gesture, the quenelle
Calais heading for crisis: Migrant problem threatens to escalate, and neither France nor Britain seem able – or willing – to sort it out
04 September 2014 06:29 PM
As 200 desperate migrants attempt to storm their way on to a P&O ferry to Britain, John Lichfield reports from a mini-UN of conflict and oppression
03 September 2014 05:55 PM
President Hollande's hand forced by ongoing Russian intervention in eastern Ukraine
03 September 2014 11:54 AM
The former French First Lady will tomorrow release a book about her life at the Elysée Palace, and some explosive excerpts have already been released
03 September 2014 11:34 AM
French politicians are threatening drastic action if Britain does not do more to help with would-be British asylum seekers
02 September 2014 04:58 PM
The actress Julie Gayet has won a criminal case against two senior executives of Closer magazine for invasion of her private life during its coverage of her alleged love affair with the French president, François Hollande.
01 September 2014 01:09 PM
Female French teenager was detained in Nice after a tip-off from Turkish Airlines
01 September 2014 02:54 AM
Police with sniffer dogs also found two residents alive under debris and they were then freed by firefighters
29 August 2014 12:00 AM
Paris is miserable in the rain. Water cascades from balconies. Streets turn into torrents. Motorists seem to take delight in splashing pedestrians.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
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