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.
Relief in Parliament contrasts with ugly street battles as right-wing protest turns violent after French gay marriage law clears last hurdle
24 April 2013 11:27 AM
Running battles developed after mobs turned on television crews and press photographers
23 April 2013 06:36 PM
Funerals for British soldiers who had lain undiscovered in a French field since WWI
23 April 2013 12:05 AM
The French, as we all know, are universally law-abiding, thoughtful and polite. Elizabeth Truss, the childcare minister, must have a point: it begins with the discipline instilled in nursery schools.
21 April 2013 06:43 PM
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Paris today in a final attempt to block a vote in parliament tomorrow that is set to legalise gay marriage.
19 April 2013 06:28 PM
Scuffles broke out in the French parliament in the early hours of as right-wing opposition to a gay marriage law becomes increasingly strident and ill-tempered.
19 April 2013 06:10 PM
A French family, – including four young children – taken hostage on the Cameroon-Nigeria border two months ago, has been released unharmed.
19 April 2013 06:07 PM
Prosecutors have begun a formal investigation into allegations that the former President, Nicolas Sarkozy, took more than €50 million (£43 million) from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, it emerged.
17 April 2013 07:18 PM
Breast implant firm’s founder faces fraud charge alongside four colleagues
France’s enemy number one: Armed robber Redoine Faid is now on the run after a spectacular jail break
17 April 2013 06:03 PM
John Lichfield charts the 40-year-old's progress from teen delinquent to the notorious crime boss inspired by Hollywood gangsters
17 April 2013 01:00 AM
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