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.
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
Hunt is on for phantom photographer who snapped Francois Hollande with his girlfriend Julie Gayet inside Elysee Palace gardens
23 November 2014 06:57 PM
Investigators have dismissed the possibility he picture was taken by a paparazzo with a long lens - or by a tiny drone
21 November 2014 05:56 PM
...thanks to a video archive funded partly by Independent readers
War with Isis: A Catholic convert and a pizza delivery man reveal the disturbing face of French jihadists
20 November 2014 07:48 PM
Maxime Hauchard and Mickael dos Santos were identified as part of a group seen cutting the throats of 12 captured Syrian pilots on an Isis video released this week
Paris mayor says building of the spectacular Triangle Tower will go ahead despite the city council rejecting plans
18 November 2014 06:39 PM
Anne Hidalgo says the French capital cannot afford to lose the jobs and business taxes that the new 180-metre high glass and steel pyramid will bring
17 November 2014 05:27 PM
Politicians claim portrayal of a leader of the Revolution as a barbarian is a capitalist plot
Greatest mathematician of the 20th century and the most important scientific mind you've never heard of: Alexander Grothendieck dies aged 86
14 November 2014 06:09 PM
Grothendieck lived in his later years as a reclusive farmer and ecologist
14 November 2014 12:00 AM
The food hall at Sharjah International Airport was like the staff canteen on the Star Ship Enterprise. All intelligent life forms in the galaxy were sitting down to dinner.
13 November 2014 06:30 PM
Earnest Italian called Sven explores futility in Parisian gallery, but is loath to talk about it
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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- 3 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C