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.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘Nothing but a thick, black cloud of smoke remained where the ship had been’
22 May 2014 07:58 PM
John Lichfield on the Battle of Jutland, the great naval confrontation of the war – which both sides claimed as a victory
Airbnb: French court finds man who sub-let room on short-term rental website guilty of breaking lease
22 May 2014 06:31 PM
The short-term room rental website for tourists, Airbnb, was already in trouble with state authorities in New York. Now it has run into legal problems in France.
21 May 2014 04:28 PM
The SNCF blamed the blunder on the decision to split the state-owned network in two in 1997
20 May 2014 07:15 PM
Nearly 400 million people will have the right to vote in the EU polls - but many will see it as an opportunity for elite bashing
19 May 2014 06:17 PM
An editor and a museum director have lost their jobs. A leading politician has had to withdraw accusations of sexism. A top businesswoman is under attack. Would their male equivalents be treated the same way?
19 May 2014 02:38 PM
DSK was accused of sexual assault by a hotel maid in New York in 2011
18 May 2014 12:00 AM
16 May 2014 06:12 PM
There are effectively five candidates for the presidency of the EU commission. So which one won John Lichfield’s vote?
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Verdun's storm of shellfire that obliterated 300,000 men
14 May 2014 06:37 PM
Synonymous with futility and heroic defiance, it was the biggest battle the world had ever seen. John Lichfield on an inferno that marked the birth of the age of warfare by mass destruction
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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