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Greece welcomes French boost as tension rises in east Med

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece’s prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for boosting its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own.


p>Meanwhile, Turkey accused Greece and the island …

U.S. says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday.


p>The U.S. military’s Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to …

Lebanon Parliament meets after blast, government resignation

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Parliament met Thursday in the first session since the tragic explosion last week that changed the face of the capital and forced the government to resign.


p>Parliament is convening outside its regular location to observe social distancing amid a coronavirus surge and because of continuous protests …

Kamala Harris, Joe Biden align on return to Obama-era foreign policy

Sen. Kamala D. Harris has been known to speak out in favor of increasing U.S. aid to unstable foreign nations, arguing it will reduce the long-term need for U.S. military interventions around the world.


p>She also has an international background, having traveled as the daughter of a Jamaican-born father and …

George Soros sees 'revolutionary moment' in coronavirus pandemic

Billionaire liberal activist George Soros told an Italian newspaper that he sees the coronavirus epidemic as a “revolutionary” opportunity.


p>In an interview with La Repubblica, the Hungarian-born Mr. Soros also denounced President Trump as a “transitory phenomenon” but expressed hope that the COVID crisis has opened up politics …

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:


Aug. 11

The Los Angles Times on TikTok and WeChat:


p>Even before President Trump signed an executive order that could soon smother social network TikTok, Microsoft emerged as a potential savior for the U.S.-based but Chinese-owned video snacking service. …