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French nuclear sub prowls South China Sea

Armed forces minister calls it proof of capability to deploy far and for long periods

French nuclear-powered submarine Emeraude steams off the coast of Guam during a photo exercise with the U.S. Navy on Dec. 11, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- A French Rubis-class nuclear attack submarine has successfully concluded a passage of the South China Sea, Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly has announced.

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