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.
28 July 2014 12:00 AM
France has vanished. Disappeared. Disparu.
25 July 2014 04:20 PM
The wreckage of the the MD-83 aircraft was located by a column of French troops in northern Mali yesterday
23 July 2014 12:00 AM
The most misguidingly named building in Paris is closing for renovations. Its residents, which have included the terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will weep few tears.
21 July 2014 09:05 AM
Riot police held back a mob of youths who tried to attack two synagogues in the town of Sarcelles
19 July 2014 06:03 PM
Banned protest march turned violent as London protests get underway
When the Elysée Palace really started to go to the dogs: Startling new allegations that Nicolas Sarkozy's pets caused tens of thousands of euros worth of damage
18 July 2014 07:52 PM
The culprits are said to be Toumi, a Chihuahua, and Clara and Dumbledore, a pair of Labradors
18 July 2014 11:30 AM
The two boys began to exchange insulting tweets earlier this month
17 July 2014 12:00 AM
To tu or not to tu, that is the question. Some years ago I addressed my son’s 12-year-old schoolmate with a formal “vous” rather than informal “tu”. “Thanks dad, now she thinks you are a cretin,” he said. To French ears, it was as if I had called her “Miss Smith”.
16 July 2014 12:10 PM
In the severest sentence of its kind ever handed down in France, a former far-right local politician has been sentenced to nine months in prison for comparing a black cabinet minister to a chimpanzee.
14 July 2014 12:17 AM
The French far right and some army veterans object to the presence of the Algerians among 80 national delegations invited to represent the Allies who fought with France in the First World War
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Naomi Wolf reacts to Isis 'conspiracy theories' critism after she questions whether beheading videos are real