Paul McCartney decorated with France’s highest award

French President Hollande speaks with McCartney during a decoration ceremony at the Elysee Palace in ParisPARIS (Reuters) – Former Beatle Paul McCartney received France's highest public distinction for his contribution to music on Saturday when President Francois Hollande made him an officer of the Legion of Honour in a short ceremony at the presidential palace. Shortly after the private ceremony during which Hollande joked with McCartney he had preferred the Rolling Stones to the Beatles, the British rock star gave a thumbs up and tweeted his thanks to France. Created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour has three grades – chevalier, officer and commander. …