French entry ‘Les Misérables’ nominated for best foreign language film Oscar

Months after winning the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, French director Ladj Ly’s “Les Misérables” will be vying for Oscar glory on February 9 when it takes on Palme d’Or laureate “Parasite”…

Source: French entry ‘Les Misérables’ nominated for best foreign language film Oscar

Trump’s proposed wine tariffs will hurt Americans, not the French

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Jon Bonné writes that Trump’s proposed 100 percent tariffs on French wine and cheese won’t help American wine producers nor harm French ones, while simultaneously hurting the American economy [ . . . ]

Read full story at CNN: Trump’s proposed wine tariffs will hurt Americans, not the French (opinion) – CNN

Why are the French so pessimistic? 

French people have a reputation for being world champions when it comes to pessimism. Year after year, polls confirm that the French tend to see the glass half empty. Some argue that they’re more pessimistic than they should be, given the relatively high standard of living in France. So what is it that French people are so gloomy about and where does this grim outlook come from? We take a closer look.

Source: Why are the French so pessimistic? – French connections