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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Moussa Coulibaly: Three French anti-terror soldiers stabbed on patrol outside Jewish radio station in Nice

Attacker has the same surname as one of the Paris attackers

Sophie Montel, French far-right National Front candidate, looks at a ballot box as she arrives at a polling station for the first round of a by-election in the 4th constituency of the Doubs

Doubs by-election: Far right tops poll in litmus test of French opinion after Charlie Hebdo attacks

The candidate for former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s centre right party was knocked out in the first round

Dominque Strauss-Kahn (back, centre) arriving for the start of a trial; he is accused of organising sex parties with prostitutes

'Orgies sans frontières': Strauss-Kahn appears in court on pimping charge

Lawyers claim allegations result from illegal tapping of DSK’s phone

Strauss-Kahn has been accused of 'a material act of pimping'

Strauss-Kahn's sex life in spotlight again as trial for 'pimping' reaches court

Lille trial will damage former IMF chief’s comeback hopes

France's education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem said the boy’s school had reacted “entirely correctly”

Charlie Hebdo attack: War of ideas hots up as French police quiz eight-year-old

Boy claims: “I am not Charlie. I am with the terrorists”

Dieudonné arrives at court in Paris

Dieudonné trial: French comedian facing charges of inciting racial hatred for claiming Jewish radio presenter 'reminds me of the gas chambers'

He also faces a more serious charge of 'apology for terrorism', which could carry a prison sentence of up to seven years

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen has openly challenged her aunt's response to the recent terrorist attacks in France

Front National family feud? Marine Le Pen and her relatives clash over French far-right party's response to Paris terror attacks

France's recent ordeal at the hands of jihadists might have been expected to provide an electoral boost to the FN. Instead, the crisis seems to have increased tensions at the top of Europe's most powerful far-right movement

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (C), daughter of France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, leaves a criminal court in Bordeaux on the first day of the trial of ten people close to Bettencourt

Bettencourt affair suspect attempts to take his own life ahead of Bordeaux trial

He is one of ten men who are accused of defrauding L’Oréal's chief shareholder, Liliane Bettencourt, 92,  by 'abusing her mental weakness'

The plaque commemorating the battle of Pegasus Bridge

A bridge too far? The battle for France's Pegasus Bridge is emerging, with a Briton at the centre

Tony Berridge, whose father took part in the D-Day landings, faces a bizarre legal wrangle involving the Pegasus Bridge to prove who owns his medals

French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem arrives at the Matignon Hotel in Paris for a meeting on January 22, 2015.

French children to receive intensive training in 'republican values' and respect for religions

From next September, all children and their parents will have to sign a 'Secularity Charter' which forbids racial or sexist behaviour

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