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In Washington, Macron claims that Biden’s goal might “split the West.”

French President Emmanuel Macron warns of an economic split between the U.S. and Europe. He was speaking shortly after landing in Washington for the first state visit of the Biden presidency. The French leader has argued that Europe needs to take greater leadership on the world stage. Biden and Macron have formed a close personal relationship, their aides say. That relationship has had to survive a significant rift earlier this year after France’s nuclear submarine deal with Australia.