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France at a crossroads as battle over Macron reforms intensifies

By Les Whittington      

The French president has shaken up the political world in his country, yet his public approval has dropped to only about 40 per cent.

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House during Mr. Macron's visit to Washington on April 24. White House photograph by Shealah Craighead

OTTAWA—Although Emmanuel Macron used a speech last month to the United States Congress to pointedly criticize American foreign and environmental policy, many will remember the French president’s glitzy state visit to Washington, D.C., above all for the chummy goings-on between him and U.S. President Donald Trump.

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