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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Charlie Hebdo march photograph draped over the Pompidou Centre in Paris

Photograph dubbed 'the pencil leading the people' shows a man holding a giant pencil amongst other demonstrators with a tricolour flag next to a statue symbolising the French republic

Front National founder, pictured last year, gave credence to conspiracy theories in an interview with Russian newspaper

Paris attacks: Jean-Marie Le Pen says French terror attacks were work of Western intelligence

Front National founder gives credence to conspiracy theories in an interview with virulently anti-western Russian newspaper

Policemen patrol near the courthouse on Bolivar Square in Antwerp
A policeman stand guard in front of the Elysee Palace as part of the highest level of 'Vigipirate' security plan in Paris, January 8, 2015, the day after a shooting at the Paris offices of weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

Paris policewoman hit by car outside French presidential palace

Police source denies reports that the collision was deliberate

Dave Brown’s cartoon is among tributes left outside the offices of ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Dieudonné arrested as copies of survivors' edition of Charlie Hebdo sell out in minutes

People queued at 7am for copies of the first edition since last week's shootings

The depiction of the Prophet Mohamed on the front cover has offended many Muslims

Charlie Hebdo: The first edition since the Paris massacre, reviewed

Demand has led publishers to increase this edition's print run to five million

Controversial French comic Dieudonné Mbala Mbala delivers a speech prior to the premiere screening of his movie 'Antisémite' (Anti-Jewish) on January 15, 2012 on the stage of the 'Main d'Or' theatre in Paris.

Dieudonné arrested over 'apology for terrorism' for allegedly supporting Charlie Hebdo killer

'Quenelle' comedian appeared to express sympathy for Amedy Coulibaly

A man pays for his new Charlie Hebdo edition at a newsstand in Paris

Charlie Hebdo: Inside the first edition since the Paris massacre

Masturbating nuns, the Pope as a mafia boss and Merkel's trouser trouble

Sigolène Vinson: 'for a moment I felt that he was troubled'

Charlie Hebdo attacks: 'Have no fear, we don't kill women,' gunman told massacre survivor

Sigolène Vinson - a legal affairs commentator for the satirical magazine - said one of the Kouachi brothers told her: 'Because I am sparing you, you must read the Koran'

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