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.
09 June 2014 06:02 PM
France was spellbound on Monday by a spectacular public row between the Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen and her father, Jean-Marie, the party’s founder, over apparent anti-Semitism.
09 June 2014 11:28 AM
A section of the metal mesh on the Pont des Arts footbridge over the Seine in Paris collapsed last night under the weight of the thousands of "love-locks"
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Nivelle offensive - when the lambs refused to march to the slaughter
08 June 2014 10:43 PM
06 June 2014 04:14 PM
Over 300 British veterans of the battle of Normandy – one in four of those still alive – joined the Queen in a war cemetery in Bayeux today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
D-Day 70th anniversary: Seven decades on, a band of brothers meet to pay their respects one last time
05 June 2014 07:24 PM
As world leaders head to Sword Beach, John Lichfield reports on the private ceremony being ushered into the pages of history
05 June 2014 12:00 AM
Normandy has been invaded. Every time you turn a bend, you almost run into a military vehicle. Some are smart new French armoured cars. Most are old American jeeps and trucks, driven by Dutch or Swiss enthusiasts.
04 June 2014 08:43 PM
Seventy years after the invasion, Allied bombing that killed 10,000 civilians is being questioned
02 June 2014 07:29 PM
Filmmaker and sea explorer Fabien Cousteau is attempting to outdo his celebrated grandfather by staying 31 days underwater without surfacing.
02 June 2014 04:19 PM
French police arrested four alleged jihadist organisers today as the record of the man suspected of the museum attack in Brussels deepened fears of terrorist contagion from the Syrian civil war.
Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2017 comeback in jeopardy as fraud scandal forces opposition party leader Jean-François Copé to quit
28 May 2014 06:53 PM
A close aide has claimed the former President’s 2012 campaign accounts were falsified
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’