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.
Ultimate rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel will go to jail for three years, but may have less to pay as new trial ordered to reassess £4bn penalty for damages
19 March 2014 06:29 PM
The former Société Générale trader has always claimed that the French bank tacitly approved his risky trades
17 March 2014 05:06 PM
Monday was an odd day in Paris: officially “odd” but also oddly peaceful and oddly law-abiding.
16 March 2014 10:10 AM
Level of 'pollution alert' likely to be exceeded tomorrow and Tuesday
Pascal Simbikangwa jailed in Paris: Rwandan genocide conviction could pave the way for more French trials
15 March 2014 03:39 PM
Pascal Simbikangwa was sentenced to 25 years in prison for organising and ordering the massacre of up to 80,000 Tutsis almost 20 years ago
14 March 2014 02:50 PM
A mixture of good weather and stubbornly bad public policy leaves French capital in grip of worst atmospheric pollution for seven years - with public transport running for free
12 March 2014 06:16 PM
Phone-tapping by judges has led to serious charges against Nicolas Sarkozy - and much shouting
From gangsta rap to French presidential politics: The colourful career of Mr Evil - François Hollande's new speechwriter
12 March 2014 04:58 PM
President François Hollande has a new speech writer - whose pen name is “Mr Evil”.
'Sarkogate': Friends of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy cry 'betrayal' at revelations that his former adviser secretly recorded their conversations
05 March 2014 04:13 PM
Friends of Nicolas Sarkozy cried “betrayal” and even “rape” todday when it emerged that meetings and conversations with the former French president had been systematically covertly recorded while in office by one of his closest and most controversial advisers.
03 March 2014 04:23 PM
The leader of the main French opposition party, Jean-François Copé, has hit back at accusations that he allowed a business run by friends to cheat the party by overcharging for election events.
21 February 2014 10:54 AM
A former policeman questioned for three days about the Al-Hilli massacre in the French Alps was provisionally cleared by investigators today – leaving the quadruple murders as profound a mystery as ever.
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
Vanessa Feltz criticises 'vile' reaction to Rolf Harris allegations
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