Biden meets Australian, British leaders in California on subs pact

US President Joe Biden meets with the leaders of Australia and the UK today at a California naval base for an expected announcement of a nuclear submarines deal aimed at stabilising the Asia-Pacific region as it faces a rising China.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will join Biden at the base in San Diego 18 months after their countries formed an alliance called Aukus with the principal goal of bringing Australia into the fold of navies possessing nuclear-powered submarines.