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.
21 January 2014 06:16 PM
Spectacular proposal brings race to become city's next mayor to life
21 January 2014 05:06 PM
A legal ruling made in France today has opened the way to millions of euros in compensation for British and other women who were fitted with defective French-made breast implants.
François Hollande says First Lady Valérie Trierweiler is 'getting better' - but stays quiet about their future
20 January 2014 01:12 PM
She is now resting at La Lanterne, the French equivalent of Chequers
19 January 2014 10:26 AM
French press reports President likely to choose actress Julie Gayet and ask First Lady to leave Elysee Palace
17 January 2014 05:04 PM
But what does he feel liberated from?
17 January 2014 09:58 AM
Closer magazine said the 41-year-old actress had first been introduced to Mr Hollande by his former partner Ségolène Royal
French President François Hollande rebuffs media on alleged affair with Julie Gayet: 'These are painful moments, but private matters should be dealt with privately'
15 January 2014 06:51 AM
This being France, the President escaped close inspection of his private life at a long-awaited press conference. Instead, he talked about his plan to slash state spending. John Lichfield reports from the Elysee Palace
Francois Hollande 'affair' latest: French first lady Valerie Trierweiler demands official statement and 'rapid clarification' of her status as hospital stay extended
13 January 2014 04:06 PM
The President’s official companion has told a French journalist that she is aware that some sort of official statement needs to be made
François Hollande’s new horror: President threatens to sue magazine for claiming he is having affair with actress Julie Gayet
10 January 2014 09:07 AM
Magazine says bodyguard even brings them croissants
09 January 2014 12:00 AM
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
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- 3 Pakistani gang rape victim Amina Bibi dies after setting herself on fire
- 4 Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Jet ‘hijacking’ began soon after take-off
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