Friend or foe: what world leaders think of Liz Truss

The probable next prime minister attracts mixed reactions abroad, from dislike in Moscow to irritation in France to positivity in Australia and Japan

She has caused uproar by questioning whether the French president, Emmanuel Macron, is a trusted ally and pursued a policy in Northern Ireland that has upset the White House.

Should Liz Truss become prime minister on 5 September, she will come with some unhelpful baggage to the top table on the international stage at a fraught time.

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