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Aukus: French President Macron says Scott Morrison lied to him over submarine deal

French President Emmanuel Macron has told reporters Australia’s PM Scott Morrison lied to him about a scrapped submarine deal.

He was asked whether he thought Scott Morrison had been untruthful, Mr Macron replied: “I don’t think, I know.”

Mr Morrison has denied that he was dishonest.

The pair met at the G20 summit in Rome for the first time since Australia cancelled a $37bn (£27bn) deal to build 12 submarines, choosing instead to negotiate the so-called Aukus defence pact with the US and UK.

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