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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Certain large shops would be allowed to open later and on Sundays under the proposed reforms

French government faces confidence vote after forcing economic reform bill

If it loses, President Hollande would be obliged to call an early parliamentary election which would almost certainly produce a breakthrough for the right and far right

Le Figaro newspaper has said that the accusations against DSK have “collapsed all on their own”

Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial: Prosecution calls for acquittal as case all but collapses

Lille state prosecutor Frédéric Fèvre insists former IMF chief is innocent of 'pimping'

Five teenagers have been arrested in relation to the desecration of Jewish graves in a cemetery near Strasbourg

Five teenagers questioned by police after desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves in French cemetery

Youths deny any anti-Semitic motive and claim they thought the graveyard was abandoned

Shoppers enter a store on the Champs Elysees avenue, in Paris. France's lower house of parliament has approved a set of measures allowing more stores to open on Sundays and evenings, especially in touristy areas

France 'enters the modern world' with plan to open shops on Sundays

The relaxation of France’s century-old Sunday trading laws will apply to shops in tourist areas and some out-of-town shopping malls

Le Figaro newspaper has said that the accusations against DSK have “collapsed all on their own”

Dominique Strauss-Kahn trial: French press predicts acquittal of pimping charges

Such commentary does not count as contempt of court in France

Millionaire businessman Pierre Bergé became part-owner of Le Monde in 2010

HSBC leaks: Le Monde owners attack paper's 'Swissleaks' coverage in tax row

Proprietor accuses France's most respected newspaper of 'acting like informers' and 'throwing people to the wolves'

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

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Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
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Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
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Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
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You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
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Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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