Macron says Paris owes Polynesians 'debt' over nuclear tests

French President Emmanuel Macron, on his first official trip to French Polynesia, said that Paris owes 'a debt' to the local population over nuclear tests carried out there between 1966 and 1996, including 63 atmospheric blasts which exposed inhabitants of the South Pacific territory to radiation.

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French President Emmanuel Macron has said  that Paris owed "a debt" to French Polynesia over nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific territory between 1966 and 1996, although he stopped short of apologising, reports Radio France Internationale