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. In 1999, he was the UK press Awards Foreign Reporter of the year.
03 May 2015 10:03 PM
The aircraft has been losing out since the turn of the century to American rivals and to the part-British 'Eurofighter' or Typhoon
For sale: a little piece of France for £740 - how a mayor's offer put Normandy village Champ du Boult on the map
01 May 2015 06:15 PM
The town hall is getting 200 enquiries a day, where previously the plots had received just two enquiries over eight years
French Education Minister sparks diplomatic situation with Germany by proposing to abolish 'two-language' classes for 11-year-olds
29 April 2015 05:42 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the political friendship between the two countries will never be complete unless more youngsters from both nations speak both languages - and will raise the subject with French President François Hollande
29 April 2015 12:00 AM
Oh, to be in Normandy now that April’s here. The apple trees are a mass of blossom. The finest grassland in the world is enamelled or, according to your taste, disfigured by the yellow splashes of rape fields.
28 April 2015 06:48 PM
If proven, the allegations could be devastating politically for the Front National's controversial 'president of honour', and highly embarrassing for his daughter, Marine, who replaced him as party leader
26 April 2015 06:15 PM
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy faces a new obstacle to his return to power: growing opposition to his attempt to rename his centre-right party “Les Républicains”.
24 April 2015 07:03 PM
From floating down the Seine to lying in a double bed, there are all suddenly sorts of novel ways to watch films
24 April 2015 02:22 PM
The policy of triggering emergency bulletins on all radio and TV programmes to sound the alert has worked each of the 14 times enacted
18 April 2015 12:00 AM
The faults could also scare off the Chinese state investors who are supposed to cover part of the cost of the £14bn Hinkley project
15 April 2015 06:49 PM
Tax authorities anticipate that imposing a one year prison sentence on Arlette Ricci will bring more self-declared tax cheats out
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 Huawei Mate S and Huawei Watch: new products take on iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch
- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train