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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Hundreds of thousands of people march during a rally along the sea front in the Mediterranean city of Nice

Paris attacks: Threat high as French march 'for freedom and tolerance'

World leaders will join more than a million people on the streets of Paris today

Paris attackers interview with French TV station: 'We are defenders of the Prophet... We took vengeance', said Charlie Hebdo killer Cherif Kouachi

Two of the terrorists killed on Friday evening gave chilling telephone interviews to a French TV station while they were under police siege.

Members of the French police special forces evacuate the hostages including a child (C) after launching the assault at a kosher grocery store in Porte de Vincennes, eastern Paris

Paris kosher store assault: Gunman killed as police act swiftly to end siege in central Paris

Police stormed the kosher grocers in eastern Paris to end the siege

A painting of the 'Marianne', the national symbol of the French Republic is placed between candles to commemorate the victims killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, in front of the French Embassy in Berlin

Charlie Hebdo: After France’s 9/11, this land will never be the same again

The dignity and defiance of the 'Je suis Charlie' rallies has been impressive, but there are still question marks hanging over France's unity

Chérif Kouachi (left) and his older brother Said are the chief suspects for the attack

Charlie Hebdo shooters: The 'has-been' jihadis considered too old for security surveillance

Chérif, and therefore Said, were overlooked as they belonged to a previous generation of home-grown extremists

Journalists from the press agency Agence France-Presse observe a minute’s silent at their headquarters in Paris yesterday

Charlie Hebdo attacks: The massacre has brought out the best - and worst - of France

There are several poisonous, mutually sustaining extremes in French politics

Armed gunmen face police officers near the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris

Charlie Hebdo attack: The gunmen burst into the offices, opened fire, and cried 'vengeance'

When they left 20 members of the Charlie Hebdo team were dead or severely wounded

Mastering the art of revenge: Marina Picasso in 2013 before selling off 'Palette et Tete de Taureau'

Why is Picasso's granddaughter selling off paintings of his worth £200m?

Is money the motivation? Partly, says John Lichfield, but so is revenge

President Francois Hollande during a live interview on French radio on Monday

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He could have made a case for the 75 per cent levy. As is becoming typical, he failed to, says John Lichfield

Valerie Trierweiler's autobiography tells the story of her seven-year relationship with Francois Hollande, whom she never married

Francois Hollande and Valerie Trierweiler, the movie: Film-maker buys rights to sordid story of French president's affair

Former French First Lady's revenge autobiography to be filmed

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