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.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls resigns – and takes entire government with him over austerity row with economy minister Arnaud Montebourg
25 August 2014 09:50 AM
The dramatic resignation of Mr Valls was an attempt to re-assert the authority of the Prime Minister and President
25 August 2014 08:29 AM
Condemnation of Angela Merkel’s domination of eurozone economic policy and ‘forced march’ of spending cuts could be designed to increase Hollande’s bargaining power in Brussels
22 August 2014 06:29 PM
The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right? John Lichfield discovers an undercurrent of dissent in historic Normandy
21 August 2014 12:00 AM
Parisian waiters and waitresses are commonly held to be the rudest in the world. But what about the behaviour of their foreign customers?
20 August 2014 06:01 PM
Former PM's move seen as an attempt to stop the possible return of Nicolas Sarkozy to frontline politics
19 August 2014 07:14 PM
The animal, known as 'Barry', became stuck in a service shaft in its pool
19 August 2014 07:03 PM
Islamophobia row as Sarkozy supporter hits out at Muslim on beach in headscarf
18 August 2014 06:33 PM
His name is ‘Monsieur Jacob’ and his plan was to transform one of the city’s more rundown areas into a foodie heaven. A shame it’s not done yet
03 August 2014 08:34 PM
Both German and British dead lie in the Saint Symphorien cemetery in southern Belgium
A foreign secretary's pyrotechnic display of mixed signals that sentenced 800,000 British soldiers and sailors to death
03 August 2014 12:00 AM
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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