‘I love France, I love your wine’: Trump’s bizarre first phone call with Hollande

US president Donald Trump told France’s former head of state François Hollande that he loved France, French people and French wine before asking for his help in a bizarre phone call shortly after being elected, a former Elysée aide has revealed.| More at: ‘I love France, I love your wine’: Trump’s bizarre first phone call with Hollande

Weinstein scandal sparks an uproar in France

PARIS — Even as the Harvey Weinstein scandal has forced Americans to confront the reality of sexual harassment and assault, it has more than touched a nerve here in France.In a country where flirting is a way of life, and where a unique blend of Gallic machismo and age-old codes of chivalry can be seen in virtually every corner cafe, women, it would seem, have had enough.A social media campaign erupted here almost simultaneously with the appearance of #MeToo in the United States — except French women took it further with #bal­ancetonporc, which loosely translated means “squeal on your pig.” As in the United States, after women began naming and shaming their attackers, some of the most prominent men in French public life stood accused of sexual assault [ . . . ] More at: Weinstein scandal sparks an uproar in France – The Washington Post