Macron urges EU to bolster defence without reliance on US

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In a speech to French ambassadors in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said 'Europe cannot rely on the United States only for its security' and that 'it's up to us to meet our responsibilities and guarantee our security, and therefore European sovereignty', including in cooperation with Russia.

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French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Monday for Europe to take more responsibility for its own defence, saying the continent's security shouldn't rely so much on the United States and could even include discussions with Russia, reports ABC News.