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Police investigate unexplained death of Trident submarine worker

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Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man who worked on the Trident nuclear submarines at Faslane naval base on the Clyde. Officers were called to HM Naval Base Clyde, 33 miles west of Glasgow, at about ...

‘Naughty guy’: top Chinese diplomat accuses Australia of ‘sabre wielding’ with nuclear submarine deal

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A top Chinese diplomat has likened Australia to “a naughty guy” over the Aukus nuclear submarine deal, saying it jeopardises Australia’s peace-loving reputation and the Australian people “should be more worried”. Chin...

How Scott Morrison’s Cop26 climate show was derailed by Emmanuel Macron and the submarine row

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Scott Morrison’s appearance at the G20 and Cop26 was supposed to be about consolidating the Coalition’s climate pivot before the next election. But the French president, Emmanuel Macron, had other ideas. Political edi...

Submarine did not cause 2004 sinking of French trawler, UK inquest finds

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A British judge has concluded that a submarine did not cause the sinking of a fishing boat that capsized off the Cornish coast with the loss of five men almost 18 years ago. The judge Nigel Lickley QC, who has oversee...

Walrus leaves Arctic comfort zone for snooze on Dutch submarine

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The disruption from the climate emergency being experienced by marine wildlife reached a new high in the first week of Cop26, when a female walrus was discovered sleeping on a submarine in a naval base in North Hollan...

‘I don’t think, I know’: Macron accuses Scott Morrison of lying about submarine contract – video

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Emmanuel Macron has accused the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, of lying to him over an abandoned $90bn submarine contract, in a significant escalation of tensions between Paris and Canberra. 'I just say wh...

Biden admits to Macron the US was ‘clumsy’ in Aukus submarine deal

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Joe Biden has moved to repair his damaged personal and political relationship with Emmanuel Macron by acknowledging that the announcement of a security and technology pact that blindsided France was a “clumsy” episo...

As ‘metal pirates’ loot seabed treasures, there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next

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Scavengers, trophy hunters and “metal pirates” are looting the treasures under the seas – and there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next. The location of HMAS AE1’s wreck is a secret closely held by a s...

‘We are worried’: Indonesia and Malaysia express concern over Australia’s nuclear submarine plan

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Malaysia and Indonesia share strong reservations over Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, even though nuclear weapons were not part of the plan, Malaysia’s foreign minister said. Referring to A...

US urges UK to rebuild relations with Paris after submarine contract row

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The US has urged Britain to follow its example and try to repair its relations with Paris in the wake of the row over France’s loss of its submarine contract with Australia. Australia pulled out of the $66bn (£48bn) c...

US navy engineer charged with trying so sell nuclear submarine secrets

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A US navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a forei...

Aukus: French contractor ‘astonished’ at cancellation of Australia submarine deal

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The head of the French defence contractor Naval Group has reiterated the company’s “astonishment and stupefaction” at being told a multi-billion dollar submarine contract with Australia was being torn up hours after i...

Australia told French submarine firm it didn’t have green light to proceed hours before deal cancelled

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Australia cautioned the French contractor – hours before the $90bn submarine deal was cancelled – that its achievement of a key contractual milestone did “not provide any authorisation to continue work”. The letter, s...

Australia tore up French submarine contract ‘for convenience’ Naval Group says

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Australia scrapped the $90bn submarine deal with France “for convenience”, the contractor Naval Group says, adding it “did not fail in its commitment” to the project. The announcement that Australia was ditching the c...

Going nuclear: the secret submarine deal to challenge China

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It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian’s defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the ...

We found out from the press, says French ambassador on scrapped submarine contract – video

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Jean-Pierre Thebault, the French ambassador to Australia, said France was kept in the dark over the surprise cancellation of a submarine contract in favour of a US deal. France recalled its ambassadors to Australia an...

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