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Iran crisis: European leaders urge all sides to show restraint

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 24. Photo: Andrew Parsons - Pool/Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron issued a joint statement Sunday night, calling for restraint following the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq.

There is now an urgent need for de-escalation. We call on all parties to exercise utmost restraint and responsibility. The current cycle of violence in Iraq must be stopped."
— Statement by Johnson, Merkel and Macron
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Benjamin Netanyahu's bad day

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a very bad political day.

Driving the news: Less than 50 days before Israel's third elections in a year, three new political developments will make his efforts to get re-elected much harder.

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As Italy's coalition wobbles, Salvini's moment approaches

Salvini's opponents left the door open for him. Photo: Salvatore Laporta/Kontrolab/LightRocket via Getty

Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, seemed to have miscalculated catastrophically in August.

Flashback: Then interior minister and deputy prime minister, he moved to bring down the coalition government in which he served and force new elections, which could have catapulted him into the prime minister's office.

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