Macron to welcome ex-hostage Sophie Pétronin home to France

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    Sophie Pétronin, an elderly aid worker who was the last French hostage in the world, will be greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron when she arrives home in France on Friday. She was released on Thursday after being held captive by jihadists in Mali for nearly four years.

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