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Europe's two biggest military powers took a gamble in lining up behind U.S. President Donald Trump to bombard Syria.British Prime Minister Theresa May was decried for not seeking parliamentary approval for Saturday's coordinated airstrikes.The coordinated bombings tapped into the prevailing mood among leaders of the two powers, who are united in a sense that something had to be done to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's government from repeatedly using chemical weapons.In France, Macron is facing the worst labor unrest of his presidency so far, with strikes that halted two-thirds of French trains Saturday and weeks more of walkouts to come.Macron drew criticism Saturday from the far-left to the far-right.National Front leader Marine Le Pen tweeted that the strikes expose France to "unpredictable and potentially dramatic consequences," and criticized Macron for not taking an "independent" stance.Yet Macron is trying to keep all his options open.In nine days, Macron goes to Washington for the first state visit under Trump's presidency – and the French leader can't be seen as Trump's lapdog.On the streets near Macron's presidential palace, Parisians had mixed feelings about the airstrikes against Syria.
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