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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Intelligence service believe the fighter (R) was Sabri Essid and are investigating whether the boy is his stepson

Isis child militant: Boy seen 'shooting Israeli-Arab spy' in execution video recognised by schoolmates in Toulouse

The boy, who left France last year, is believed to be 12 years old

French former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler is at a book signing of her book, 'Thank You For This Moment: A Story Of Love, Power And Betrayal'.
One ‘Le Monde’ writer wondered how much more could be said if Laurent Blanc’s side made the final

Back in France the praise is heaped on 'heroic' PSG after Chelsea win

View from France: French clubs are no longer junior partners in the Champions League

Jean Vanier founded a network of support groups for mentally disabled children

Jean Vanier: Philosopher who dislikes the 'religion' of success wins £1.2m Templeton Prize for promoting spiritual awareness

The 86-year-old said he would give the prize money to the network of support groups he founded for mentally disabled children

Authorities are combing the Yonne region in Burgundy, south east of Paris, and surrounding areas for the attackers.

France jewel heist: 15 armed men hijack vans and steal gems worth £6.4m

Vans were found burned in a forest near the site of the attack

FN party leader Marine Le Pen says the claims are ‘a smear’

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hits back at 'smear' as EU accuses her Front National party of £5m fraud

If the accusations of illegal payments are proved, the popular but cash-strapped Eurosceptic party might have to refund as much as €7.5m to Brussels

Florence Arthaud, Alexis Vastine and Camille Muffat have been killed in a helicopter crash

Camille Muffat: French Olympic gold medallist had gone on reality TV show for more 'exciting' challenge before Argentina helicopter crash

'I don’t want people to remember me just as a girl in swimming cap'

Over the last ten years, Paris has lost more than fifteen per cent of its parking spaces

Postcard from... Paris

Parking on the street in Paris has always been tricky. It is becoming an expensive nightmare.

Plane trees are most likely to be felled but limes and chestnuts are also at risk

French campaigners up in arms over plan to chop down Napoleon's roadside trees

Napoleon is credited with lining French roads with trees, to enable his soldiers to march in the shade

Amedy Coulibaly attacked the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in eastern Paris on 9 January, killing four people

Amedy Coulibaly: Female gendarme arrested in Paris swoop

Woman and her boyfriend might have had links to Islamists who attacked Charlie Hebdo

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