Macron to visit blast-hit Beirut on Thursday

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French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Lebanon on Thursday to meet with the country's political leaders, 48 hours after a huge explosion devastated parts of Beirut where France has already sent teams of rescuse workers, engineers and medical equipment.

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As stunned Lebanese rescuers counted the dead and combed rubble for signs of life a day after a huge explosion shattered swathes of Beirut, nations near and far pledged Wednesday that the country, already trapped in a deep economic crisis, would not be left alone, reports The Associated Press.