France cancels defence meeting with UK over submarine deal row

France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral meeting with British… Read More France cancels defence meeting with UK over submarine deal row

France recalls envoys from U.S., Australia over submarine deal row

France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a French-designed submarine contract with Canberra. The rare decision taken by French President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the “exceptional gravity” of the matter,… Read More France recalls envoys from U.S., Australia over submarine deal row

Australia to acquire nuclear submarines in security deal with U.S., Britain

The United States, Britain and Australia said on Wednesday they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the United States… Read More Australia to acquire nuclear submarines in security deal with U.S., Britain

U.S. President, Australian Prime Minister to meet on February 23

​U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on February 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. “The president and prime minister will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional, and global priorities, including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and expanding security and defense… Read More U.S. President, Australian Prime Minister to meet on February 23