Biden and Macron ease aborted sub deal tensions


US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron reportedly spoke by phone for half an hour on Wednesday about the tensions prompted by Australia's decision join a military pact with the US and UK leading to the cancellation of its intended purchase of 12 French submarines, after which Paris announced the return to Washington of its recalled ambassador.

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France and US have made efforts to end a row which started last week with the announcement of the Aukus defence pact between the US, the UK and Australia, reports BBC News.