US president embraces French president behind PM’s back and tells him to wait while he greets his wife

We’ve all been there. You’ve put in all the legwork, been as charming as you can muster, and they seem to be into it. Then you turn around to see them in the arms of another.

Boris Johnson certainly has. The prime minister had an awkward moment most teenagers would identify with at Friday’s G7 summit photo call when Joe Biden, who he has expended a great deal of energy attempting to woo politically, warmly embraced his near neighbour – the French president, Emmanuel Macron – when his back was turned.

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