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New foreign secretary Liz Truss has “waded into a major diplomatic row” over the UK’s new security pact with the US and Australia, insisting “freedoms need to be defended”, the Sunday Telegraph says. Her comments in the paper follow what it calls a “fierce” EU backlash to the agreement, which France described as “unacceptable behaviour between allies and partners”. The alliance, known as Aukus, will see Australia being given the technology to build nuclear-powered submarines, scuppering a multibillion-dollar deal France had previously signed with the country.