Macron weakened ahead of Trump, Putin meeting

LENS, France (AP) — It's a weakened Emmanuel Macron who'll be hosting U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and other world leaders at centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the end of World War I.

The French president is coming off a bruising week, with his domestic popularity at a new low and following a turbulent tour of northeastern France where ordinary citizens he hoped to reconnect with instead repeatedly bent his ear over unpopular policies.

The six-day swing across regions, towns and villages that were among the most brutalized by the 1914-1918 war was...


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