Australia has announced a €555m ($585m; £475m) settlement with France’s Naval Group as compensation for scuppering a submarine contract with Paris.
Australia angered France last year by suddenly cancelling a €35bn deal to build a fleet of submarines.
Instead, it chose to build nuclear-powered submarines with United States and United Kingdom technology – the so-called Aukus deal.
The settlement draws a line under a bitter row that threatened to torpedo EU-Australia trade agreement talks.
Anthony Albanese, who became Australia’s prime minister last month, said it was a “fair and an equitable settlement”.
He added that he would travel to France soon to “reset” a relationship beset by “pretty obvious” tensions.
French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu said the settlement “permits us to turn a page in our bilateral relations with Australia and look to the future”. (BBC)