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.
29 August 2014 12:00 AM
Paris is miserable in the rain. Water cascades from balconies. Streets turn into torrents. Motorists seem to take delight in splashing pedestrians.
France's new Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron described by left-wingers as a 'copy-and-paste Tony Blair'
28 August 2014 06:46 PM
The Socialist Party has branded President Hollande’s new minister with its worst insult
27 August 2014 05:14 PM
The IMF chief Christine Lagarde has vowed to fight a formal accusation that she “acted negligently” and permitted an alleged €400m fraud when she was French finance minister in 2008.
French government reshuffle: President Hollande ejects opponents of economic reforms in new ‘clarified’ cabinet
26 August 2014 07:38 PM
Vocal opponents of austerity have been purged, but will this be the last throw of the dice for the least popular administration since 1958?
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
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'