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'Wonder Woman' urges calm in Israeli civil rights fight

'Wonder Woman' urges calm in Israeli civil rights fightHollywood star Gal Gadot has leapt to defend a fellow actress who was chided by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for challenging his party’s treatment of Arab citizens. Netanyahu and his Likud party have been accused of using scare tactics and demonising Israel’s Arab population ahead of April 9 elections in a bid to motivate their right-wing base. “Love your neighbour as yourself,” Israeli-born Gadot wrote on Instagram late Sunday after popular Israeli model and television actress Rotem Sela received online abuse from the public and a personal reprimand from Netanyahu.



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The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calm

The Latest: US Jewish group asks Poland, Israel to stay calmWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the dispute between Poland and Israel (all times local):



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Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump's Syria pullout

Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump's Syria pulloutIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Sunday to calm domestic concerns over US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria, saying his country will still act against Iran there. Netanyahu will also reportedly meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he travels to Brazil for the January 1 inauguration of new president Jair Bolsonaro. Trump last week said the Islamic State group had been defeated and he was withdrawing the United States’ 2,000 troops from Syria.



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U.S. Wrangling to Destroy Christmas Calm Across Emerging Markets

U.S. Wrangling to Destroy Christmas Calm Across Emerging Markets(Bloomberg) — If emerging markets had their way, this Christmas week would be like any other: quiet, with just a handful of economic releases and low trading volumes. But political dramas playing out in the U.S. are keeping investors on tenterhooks.



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Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calm

Lebanon: Israel destroying border tunnels won't affect calmBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president said Tuesday that Israel's operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won't endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously.



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Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treaty

Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treatyPresident Donald Trump said on Oct. 20 that Washington planned to quit the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty which Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, and Ronald Reagan had signed in 1987. Washington has cited Russia’s alleged violation of the treaty as its reason for leaving it, a charge Moscow denies. Russia in turn accuses Washington of breaking the pact and says it is working to answer U.S. questions about the pact.



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Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in GazaGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes on Hamas targets.



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Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria’s rebel-held Idlib

Buffer zone brings fragile calm to Syria's rebel-held IdlibA month after Russia, Turkey and Iran came together in a last-ditch effort to avert a potentially catastrophic Syrian government offensive in Idlib, they appear to have succeeded in creating a buffer zone around the northern rebel-held province, defusing tensions in a major flashpoint region. The deal has for now averted a government offensive on the last major opposition stronghold in Syria, where tens of thousands of militants, including foreign jihadis, live alongside 3 million civilians and opposition fighters. Days ahead of an Oct. 10 deadline, Turkey-backed rebels and an al-Qaida-linked alliance pulled their heavy weaponry back from the front lines in accordance with the deal struck between the Russian and Turkish presidents.



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Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashes

Iran calls for calm after water protests, clashesIran called for calm on Sunday after protests in a southern city over water shortages turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings. “No one has been killed in the unrest and just one person has been wounded in a shooting,” said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, quoted by the state news agency IRNA. “Our effort is to bring these protests to an end as soon as possible with restraint from police and the cooperation of authorities, but if the opposite happens, the judiciary and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties,” Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying.



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Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safe

Restaurants calm customers, say their romaine is safeANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Restaurants' advice to their customers? Romaine calm.



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