Macron says 'I know' Australian PM lied over sub deal

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French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, was asked if he thought that Australia's PM Scott Morrison had lied to him before the abandonment by Canberra of a 56-billion-euro contract for French submarines in favour of a deal for US-designed nuclear submersibles, replied: "I don't 'think', I know".

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Emmanuel Macron has accused the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, of lying to him over an abandoned 56-billion-euro submarine contract, in a significant escalation of tensions between Paris and Canberra, reports The Guardian.