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Seaside village welcomes transatlantic cable

A patch of bare land in the town of Le Porge, near Bordeaux in southwestern France.
A patch of bare land in the town of Le Porge, near Bordeaux in southwestern France. © Google Street View
The completion of the strategic AMITIE cable system between the United States and France has come at an opportune time in light of the countries' troubled bilateral relations. [...]
Published on 07.10.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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