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.
06 January 2015 06:03 PM
He could have made a case for the 75 per cent levy. As is becoming typical, he failed to, says John Lichfield
Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler, the movie: Film-maker buys rights to sordid story of French president's affair
05 January 2015 04:48 PM
Former French First Lady's revenge autobiography to be filmed
04 January 2015 06:23 PM
A politician’s decision not to allow a two-month-old girl to be buried in his municipal cemetery has caused a national scandal amid accusations of racism – and further highlights the rightward drift of French politics
01 January 2015 07:29 PM
Mr Piketty feels the French government should concentrate on starting growth
31 December 2014 06:01 PM
Friends and family of Bertrand Nzohabonayo insist that an alleged attack on officers was out of character for a 'gentle' young man who had no history of violence
31 December 2014 12:00 AM
Four years ago, Bruno Julliard was pegged as a “world leader of tomorrow”. Now, at the age of 33 (a political infant in the gerontocracy which is France), Mr Julliard has made his first epoch-making decision.
Dieudonne M'bala M'bala: Friends turn on France's black, anti-Semitic comedian for forming political party with far-right activist
29 December 2014 06:19 PM
No more black and white issues for France’s most controversial comic who achieved notoriety when footballer Nicolas Anelka copied his allegedly anti-Semitic gesture the 'quenelle'
29 December 2014 12:00 AM
Stuffing a CV with exaggerated claims is naughty but natural enough if you are a student trying to take your first step on the job ladder. It is less forgivable if you are the former, and maybe future, President of the French Republic. Nicolas Sarkozy, 60 next month, has just been caught out inflating his meagre presidential record in a speech to Korean business leaders in Seoul.
26 December 2014 09:40 PM
Once the envy of the world, France’s TGV network is mired in controversy – not least because of the President’s plans to extend the track to his political heartland. John Lichfield, in Paris, says the whole debate offers a warning to the UK and its HS2 project
23 December 2014 06:16 PM
After three attacks in quick succession – causing two deaths and 23 injuries – armed patrols have been deployed
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
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- 2 Mother of newborn Baby No 59 trapped in sewer pipe told Chinese police she 'heard crying' when she raised alarm
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 This crazy skiing video will leave you feeling queasy