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.
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.
France's new Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron described by left-wingers as a 'copy-and-paste Tony Blair'
28 August 2014 06:46 PM
The Socialist Party has branded President Hollande’s new minister with its worst insult
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
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