France tries forcing change on Lebanon's politicians

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France tries forcing change on Lebanon's politicians

FILE - In this Aug.6, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, and Lebanese President Michel Aoun, second right, meet at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, in Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, meets former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon. During his visit last week, Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, set deadlines for them to take action and told them he’d be back in December to check on progress. It was a hands-on approach that angered some in Lebanon and was welcomed by others. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron hugs a resident as he visits a devastated street of Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, gestures as he visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, reviews the troops as he arrives on the French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, off the port of Beirut, Lebanon. During his visit last week, Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, set deadlines for them to take action and told them he’d be back in December to check on progress. It was a hands-on approach that angered some in Lebanon and was welcomed by others. (Stephane Lemouton, Pool Photo via AP, File)

France tries forcing change on Lebanon's politicians

FILE - In this Aug.6, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, second left, and Lebanese President Michel Aoun, second right, meet at Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, in Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2020 file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, meets former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon. During his visit last week, Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, set deadlines for them to take action and told them he’d be back in December to check on progress. It was a hands-on approach that angered some in Lebanon and was welcomed by others. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron hugs a resident as he visits a devastated street of Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool)
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, center left, gestures as he visits the devastated site of the explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon. In the wake of Beirut's massive port explosion, Macron has taken a tough line, setting deadlines for Lebanon's politicians to carry out reforms. His hands-on approach has angered some in Lebanon and brought praise from others. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, second right, reviews the troops as he arrives on the French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, off the port of Beirut, Lebanon. During his visit last week, Macron gave Lebanon’s politicians a road map for policy changes and reform, set deadlines for them to take action and told them he’d be back in December to check on progress. It was a hands-on approach that angered some in Lebanon and was welcomed by others. (Stephane Lemouton, Pool Photo via AP, File)