France’s Emmanuel Macron laments Nato’s ‘brain death’ as Donald Trump’s US ‘turns its back on us’

French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that a lack of US leadership is causing the “brain death” of the Nato military alliance, insisting in an interview published on Thursday that the European Union must step up and start acting as a strategic world power.Macron’s public criticism of the state of the world’s biggest military alliance was rejected by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, setting the scene for a possible showdown in London next month when…

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