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Australia’s nuclear submarine deal with the US and UK is set to provide a political boost for Scott Morrison’s conservative government, and UK business and energy secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is due to meet energy suppliers on Monday amid fears that dozens of companies could go bust in the coming weeks due to record high gas and electricity prices, and Beijing has pushed through reams of regulations and policies designed to shore up China’s data security, reinforcing the control it exercises over huge volumes of data used in governing the country, boosting the economy and ordering people’s lives.

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