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.
29 May 2015 06:21 PM
Yazid was hard-working, law-abiding and family-loving, one of those who play such a key role in Paris life
29 May 2015 05:40 PM
Thousands of initialised padlocks about to be cut away from Pont des Arts footbridge
Liliane Bettencourt: Eight friends and advisers found guilty of fleecing France's wealthiest woman of hundreds of millions of euros
28 May 2015 05:29 PM
The convoluted, family, legal and political saga has gripped France since 2007
28 May 2015 12:09 PM
'We want Britain to stay in the EU - we support improvements to the Union but we cannot agree to dismantling it'
27 May 2015 06:10 PM
The mosque successfully appealed to France's law separating church and state to win protection against a menacing Salafist preacher
France's 'great women' finally celebrated as two heroines of French Resistance admitted to the Pantheon
26 May 2015 06:30 PM
Until now, the notion that France might one day wish to commemorate its 'great women' in a resting place for national heroes was not considered
25 May 2015 09:12 PM
For Alexandre Despretz, who has been patrolling the streets of Paris for 11 years, every day is a barrel of laughs
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud Belkacem faces strikes from the left and 'prejudice' from the right over plans to reform middle schools
17 May 2015 07:04 PM
The most rapid route to unpopularity in France is to become Minister for Education.
Ghosts of the Paris riots: France waits to see if court clears police officers of failing to help boys whose deaths sparked 2005 unrest
15 May 2015 06:44 PM
The death of two boys while being pursued by police sparked cataclysmic unrest in 2005. Now the country is on edge again as a court decides whether the officers could have saved them
15 May 2015 12:26 PM
Zineb El Rhazoui (pictured centre) said that she has been suspended and called to a possible dismissal hearing for an unspecified 'serious fault'
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Michelle Watt's father says TV presenter killed herself because she was in constant pain
- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 4 North Korean defector flees to Finland 'with evidence of chemical testing on humans'
- 5 Greek debt crisis: The photograph that conveys the despair of Greece's elderly