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. In 1999, he was the UK press Awards Foreign Reporter of the year.
Hollande demands assurance from Obama that US is not spying on him anymore in wake of new WikiLeaks 'revelations'
24 June 2015 06:46 PM
'It is like finding out that a partner has been unfaithful to you but you remain in love,' claimed one senior French official
24 June 2015 08:32 AM
One of the top leaked communiques appeared to show that France's president had arranged secret talks with German opposition without the knowledge of Angela Merkel
French Youth Minister sets out law to ban elderly politicians from clinging on to power into old age
23 June 2015 06:19 PM
Patrick Kanner is 'interested' in a plan to impose a three-term limit and a maximum age of 70 on all elected positions, as well as reducing the voting age from 18 to 16
22 June 2015 10:08 AM
Within a matter of hours, @dstrausskahn has accumulated 21,000 followers.
21 June 2015 06:30 PM
Plan for 'New Jungle' likely to anger British Government, 13 years after Sangatte's closure
La Samaritaine: Court ruling on derelict Parisian Art Nouveau landmark could change the city's profile
19 June 2015 05:57 PM
Disused former department store gets go-ahead to be transformed into luxury hotel and supermarket
The Battle of Waterloo: Joining army of re-enacters remembering one of history's most famous military turning-points
19 June 2015 03:45 AM
On a battlefield in Belgium, John Lichfield joins an army of re-enacters seeking to recreate one of the most famous military turning-points in history
18 June 2015 08:47 AM
The damage is slight but the 30 feet high statue might have to be dismantled
Hunt for Viking DNA in Normandy riles anti-racism campaigners who fear the results could contribute to increasing xenophobia in France
18 June 2015 12:00 AM
The notion of 'true Normans and false Normans,' a possible infringement of French laws that forbid any form of racial classification and the study being hijacked by racist groups are among the concerns expressed over the project
Three French boys killed trying to make smoke bombs for Airsoft war games from a recipe found on the internet
15 June 2015 06:05 PM
Investigators believe that a hot day, with the temperature approaching 30C, made the acetone and hydrochloric acid the boys were using unstable
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
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