'France is back' declares upbeat Macron at Davos forum

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'France is back, France is back at the core of Europe', declared French President Emmanuel Macron during an hour-long speech before a packed assembly of world political and business leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum, when he positioned France as a champion of commercial innovation and pro-economic globilisation.

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French President Emmanuel Macron laid claim to the mantle of leader of the free world on Wednesday, with an ambitious speech before a packed assembly at the World Economic Forum, reports The New York Times.