|France recalls its ambassadors to Australia and US
A huge diplomatic row has started after France recalled its ambassadors to Australia and the USA. It comes after Australia cancelled an order to buy 12 conventional diesel-powered submarines from France. The 2016 deal was worth $37 billion to France. Instead, Australia will buy nuclear-powered submarines. France called the cancellation of the deal a "stab in the back" and a "betrayal" by Australia. France also recalled its top diplomat to the USA. It said the US and Australia were looking at "future cooperation on nuclear-powered submarines".