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Evan Fournier of Team France looks to drive past Devin Booker of Team USA on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The U.S. men's basketball team suffered a stunning 83-76 loss to France in its opener at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

Why it matters: The loss marked the end of Team USA's 25-game streak that dates back to the Athens 2004 Games.

  • This is the second-straight loss the U.S. basketball team has faced on the international level with France, though it is the first time the U.S. has lost to France in the Olympics.
  • The team will seek to redeem themselves when they take to the court Wednesday against Iran.
  • Losing to France this early doesn't mean that the team won't medal. The top two teams from each group will advance to quarterfinals.

Go deeper: Full Olympics coverage

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French officials continue PR tear over U.S.-Australia submarine deal

Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrive at joint press conference in June 2021. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

France's top diplomat on Saturday continued the country's onslaught of criticism against the United States and Australia, decrying the "duplicity, contempt and lies" surrounding a scrapped submarine order worth more than $60 billion.

Why it matters: In securing an agreement with the U.S. and U.K. to acquire nuclear submarines at the expense of its deal with France, Australia provoked what Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, described as a "crisis" that could threaten existing Western alliances.

Updated Sep 19, 2021 - World

Macron and Biden to talk this week following diplomatic row

Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden walk together at the G7 summit in June 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden will speak with French President Emmanuel Macron “in the next few days” amid the ongoing diplomatic row surrounding a scrapped submarine order, French government spokesman Gabriel Attal told French TV station BFMTV.

The latest: "President Biden very much values our alliance with France, and looks forward to speaking with President Macron and finding a way forward," a White House official told Axios.

Biden's big bet backfires

Two key dealmakers — Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) — leave a luncheon in the Capitol yesterday. Photo: Kent Nishimura/L.A. Times via Getty Images

President Biden bit off too much, too fast in trying to ram through what would be the largest social expansion in American history, top Democrats privately say.

Why it matters: At the time Biden proposed it, he had his mind set on a transformational accomplishment that would put him in the pantheon of FDR and JFK.