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In a stunning reversal of fortunes, Japan — the onetime front-runner in the multibillion-dollar tender to build Australia’s next-generation submarine — failed in its bid to assemble the vessels, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Tuesday.

Turnbull said the submarines will be built in Australia by France’s state-controlled naval contractor DCNS.

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