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Legion d’Honneur

Arnold Schwarzenegger awarded France’s highest honour for environmental work

PARIS: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was on Friday awarded the Legion d’Honneur, one of the highest awards in France. The star received the honor in recognition of his efforts in environmental work and was presented the award by French President Francois Hollande. The ceremony took place at the Élysée Palace in Paris, where Schwarzenegger officially became a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. “Thank you, President @fhollande, for making me a Commander of the order of the Legion of Honor for my environmental work,”…

John Kerry given France’s highest honour

PARIS: US Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d’Honneur, France's highest honour, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials". At a ceremony in Paris on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also said the top US diplomat was a "tireless champion of peace". "Francophone, Francophile, you are certainly the most French of American officials" Ayrault said. Kerry's French heritage and fondness for the country saw him attacked on the presidential…