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Trump, Macron: Need action on Russia in UK poison case

FILE PHOTO: France's President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech to unveil his strategy to promote French language as part of the International Francophonie Day, before members of the French Academy and other guests, at the French Institute in Paris, France, March 20, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday about how the United States and Europe might come together on trade and to take action on Russia in the U.K. poisoning case, the White House said.

“The presidents reiterated their solidarity with the United Kingdom in the wake of Russia’s use of chemical weapons against private citizens on British soil and agreed on the need to take action to hold Russia accountable,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by James Dalgleish