The World This Week

What's been happening around the world and why it matters


Is President Macron trying to be leader of the free world?

It's just seven months since Emmanuel Macron burst onto the world stage, after a meteoric rise to France's presidency. With Donald Trump saying he puts America first, Britain focused on Brexit and Germany on domestic politics, Mr Macron has intervened decisively on a host of international issues. The latest is climate change. Anne-Elisabeth Moutet tells us if he cuts the mustard as leader of the free world. Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron attends the One Planet Summit at the Seine Musicale centre in Boulogne-Billancourt Credits: Reuters


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