France lashes out at Australia, US after ‘slashing the backs’ of submarines

Published on September 17, 2021 08:56 France accused Australia of stabbing back and Washington on Thursday of behavior during the Donald Trump era. PARIS (AFP) – France on Thursday accused Australia of stabbing back in the back and Washington of behavior during Donald Trump’s time after Canberra canceled a huge submarine contract with Paris for submarines American-made nuclear weapons. “It’s ...

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US says it gave France Hours notice of deal with Australia

The United States admitted on Thursday that it had only given France a few hours in advance of its agreement to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, a move that French authorities denounced as a major betrayal by one of his closest allies. France had tried to strike its own multibillion-dollar deal with Australia, and French officials said the new deal, ...

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Kent resident takes 2-week bike and kayak tour to promote the historic trail

KENT – Resident Sal Lilienthal has written two books on the American Revolution and you could say it helped him prepare for a mission. The two turned out to be the forerunners of a two-week mission to complete an 800-mile journey by land and water that replicated the path taken by the Continental Army, led by George Washington and aided ...

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Sunk! France cries out in indignation at snubbed submarines

The French word deception means deception rather than deception, which makes it one of the infamous “false friends” that the French language abounds in for English speakers trying to learn it. But when Naval Group, the French company that has just lost what has been described in France as “the contract of the century” for 12 attack class submarines, said ...

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France rages against Biden’s snub on US-UK-Australia sub-pact

The French government rants over President Biden’s decision to exclude the NATO ally from a three-country security pact called AUKUS that will provide Australia with nuclear submarines, likening the snub to a coup. knife in the back. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told France Info radio: “It’s really a stab in the back. We have built a relationship of ...

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The return of the ski train is the same but different …

After the explosion of excitement in the ski community at news last week that the previously discontinued direct rail service between the UK and the French Alps had been re-established, it is becoming increasingly clear that it will not be the ski train as before. The first media statements from the Compagnie des Alpes (a French company which manages many ...

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Biden avoids EU with Asia-Pacific power play – POLITICO

It was the worst possible day for the EU – and its defense heavyweight France – to learn that they are not in the big geostrategic court when it comes to countering China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region. Just hours before EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell unveiled the Indo-Pacific strategy On Thursday it was dominated by America, Great Britain ...

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Paris chooses Breton floating bidders – reNews

RWE Renewables has been selected as an eligible bidder for a floating wind farm of up to 270 MW off the south coast of Brittany under the next French tender. The project is located off Ile Belle-Ile and Ile de Groix at water depths of approximately 90 meters. The final floating design of the project would be determined during the ...

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Nine people die in multiple drownings as stormy weather hits southern France | World news

Nine people have died in multiple drownings off southern France as stormy weather caused dangerous conditions at sea. Five died Wednesday in Hérault, two in Aude and two in Bouches-du-Rhône. It comes as the strong wind and rain continue to hit the south of the country. The victims in the Hérault were between 64 and 73 years old, according to ...

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embassy marks a series of Vietnamese events in France | Politics

At the event (Photo: VNA) Paris (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in France on September 15, a ceremony was held to mark the 76th anniversary of the August revolution in Vietnam (August 19), the national holiday (September 2) and the creation of the diplomatic sector. Speaking at the event, Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang stressed that Vietnam is ...

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