John Lichfield

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.

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Nolan Petersen on Fox News

Paris to sue Fox News over claims city is no-go zone for non-Muslims

Expert said parts of France were like Afghanistan, Iraq and Kashmir

Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving his hotel in Lille to attend his trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'organised' sex parties for prostitutes at secret flat in heart of Paris, pimping trial hears

Disgraced former IMF chief's description of women as 'equipment' in text messages proves he knew they were prostitutes, prosecutors claim

Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaving his hotel in Lille to attend his trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial: My sex life should not be on trial, accused tells courtroom

Former IMF chief loses temper as he admits his sexuality is rougher than the average

Dominique Strauss Kahn leaves his hotel on his way to the Court Hous in Lille

Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells pimping trial he is 'rougher' than normal men after prostitute tells court he had forced anal sex with her

Former French minister has admitted taking part in sex orgies at which prostitutes were present

A court sketch of Dominique Strauss-Kahn testifying at Lille’s courthouse

Dominique Strauss-Kahn forced to reveal his sexual proclivities

Former IMF chief answers charges of pimping, admits attending orgies, and denies ‘brutal’ sex with a prostitute

Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'had brutal anal sex with prostitute at orgy', pimping trial hears

Former head of the IMF is one of 13 people accused of organising sex parties with prostitutes in six countries

DSK and Mr Hollande in 2005; the future President asked for guidance on economic policy

Francois Hollande secretly sought DSK's advice in run-up to 2012 French elections

The revelation comes at an embarrassing time for President Hollande, as Dominique Strauss-Kahn takes the stand in his 'pimping' trial in Lille

Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt to come back as head of the UMP and challenge for the presidency in 2017 had a serious setback as his party was knocked out of the first round of the by-election

French far-right's growth stalls as Francois Hollande's Socialists cling on in Doubs by-election

François Hollande’s Socialists narrowly cling on to power in regional by-election indicating national voter intentions as Marine le Pen grabs 48 per cent of vote and Sarkozy’s UMP is sidelined

Postcard from... Paris

French cinema is claiming one of its greatest ever global box-office successes – Paddington Bear.

Soldiers stand guard following Tuesday's attack in Nice

Military patrols continue in France amid 'imminent' terror threat

Three soldiers were stabbed in Nice on Tuesday

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Floating voters

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By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor