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France ‘regrets’ AUKUS nuclear submarine deal that scuttled its multi-billion ‘contract of century’ with Australia

US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his British counterpart Boris Johnson announced the ‘AUKUS’ initiative in a three-way virtual event on Wednesday. It is supposed to start 18-month consultations to eventually provide Australia with nuclear-powered but conventionally armed submarines – making it the first non-atomic nation …

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France won’t accept ‘financial blackmail’ & anything that breaks the law, minister says amid migrant row with the UK

The French minister said on Thursday that “the friendship between our two countries deserves better than postures which undermine cooperation between our services.” France will not accept any practice contrary to the law of the sea, nor any financial blackmail. The statement was in response to what Priti Patel called “constructive talks” …

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