The University of South California has published its annual league table of countries whose influence in the world is due not to economic or military power, but to cultural and diplomatic influence - called "soft power". France has moved up two places to top the league, Britain retaining its second place but America dropping to third.
Researchers suggest that the "Macron effect" with a more inclusive policy was more influential than Trump's "America First" mantra. Germany and Canada complete the top five, with European nations generally progressing up the scale.
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