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Australia to build $7.4bn nuclear submarine base

Morrison warns 'assault' by autocracies poses gravest security risk in 80 years

A U.S. nuclear submarine: Australia is due to acquire such subs under the AUKUS alliance, and it is set to build a base for them.   © U.S. Navy/AP

SYDNEY -- Australia will construct a nuclear submarine base in the east of the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday.

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