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.
17 February 2015 07:14 PM
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
17 February 2015 02:31 PM
Lille state prosecutor Frédéric Fèvre insists former IMF chief is innocent of 'pimping'
Five teenagers questioned by police after desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves in French cemetery
16 February 2015 06:58 PM
Youths deny any anti-Semitic motive and claim they thought the graveyard was abandoned
15 February 2015 06:03 PM
The relaxation of France’s century-old Sunday trading laws will apply to shops in tourist areas and some out-of-town shopping malls
13 February 2015 03:44 PM
Such commentary does not count as contempt of court in France
12 February 2015 06:35 PM
Proprietor accuses France's most respected newspaper of 'acting like informers' and 'throwing people to the wolves'
12 February 2015 12:12 PM
Expert said parts of France were like Afghanistan, Iraq and Kashmir
Dominique Strauss-Kahn 'organised' sex parties for prostitutes at secret flat in heart of Paris, pimping trial hears
12 February 2015 10:46 AM
Disgraced former IMF chief's description of women as 'equipment' in text messages proves he knew they were prostitutes, prosecutors claim
11 February 2015 07:15 PM
Former IMF chief loses temper as he admits his sexuality is rougher than the average
Dominique Strauss-Kahn tells pimping trial he is 'rougher' than normal men after prostitute tells court he had forced anal sex with her
11 February 2015 09:18 AM
Former French minister has admitted taking part in sex orgies at which prostitutes were present
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
- 1 If I were Prime Minister: I'd give tax cuts to the rich, keep Trident, and get my football team wrong
- 2 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 3 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 4 Ryan Gosling posts tribute to 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal' creator Ryan McHenry
- 5 Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil