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Macron in no rush for Morrison talks or ambassador return

French President Emmanuel Macron would be ready to speak with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison if the talks were “prepared in a serious manner,” an official says, but there is no word on when France will return its ambassador to Australia.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison with US President Joe Biden during the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Biden has spoken to Emmanuel Macron over the AUKUS deal but the French PM has refused to talk to Morrison. Photo: AP/Evan Vucci
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Climate policy a harder sell for PM than offending French over subs

The US and UK delivered Scott Morrison a new alliance and a promise of nuclear-powered submarines but are now pushing him to commit to a 2050 emissions target, writes Michelle Grattan.

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'Regrettable': France reacts to shock subs decision

The French Government has criticised Australia’s decision to scrap its $90 billion submarine deal with Naval Group, but France’s top diplomat in Adelaide says the “shock” announcement isn’t likely to damage South Australia’s economic ties with the European nation.