France 'to give go-ahead' to Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project

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French economy minister tells the BBC that 'we back' the building of the plant in England, contradicting his statement last week that no decision had been made. 

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France will go ahead with construction of the £18-billion Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain and will begin agreeing technical details in the coming weeks, the French economy minister has said, reports The Guardian.