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Britain offers to renew cooperation with France as submarine deal spat simmers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France’s Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he wants to “re-establish cooperation”, the president’s office said, amid a diplomatic crisis over a submarine contract with Australia.Macron was left furious last week after Australia ditched a mega-deal to buy diesel submarines from France in favour of American nuclear-powered ones – secured during secret negotiations facilitated by Britain.In the conversation, which the Elysee said came at Johnson’s request,…


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