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Speaking today at an anti-ISIS coalition meeting , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed previous comments by President Trump that the US intends to set up safe zones in northern Syria to allow refugees to return home. As has been the case in the past, Tillerson's comments did not offer much in the way of details on how the US intends to make this happen, though he did offer the idea that the US would establish interim zones of stability, through ceasefires. There were no details on exactly where these safe zones would be located, but one would have to assume that the territory occupied by Turkey in northern Aleppo Province would house at least some of the zones, and that it is unlikely the Idlib Province, which is torn by fighting among various rebels, would have any. Turkey has been calling for the safe zones for years, and has envisioned them being used as a base of operation for pro-Turkey rebels to operate out of without fear of being retaliated against militarily.
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In comments today at the State Department, Rex Tillerson confirmed what has been reported for awhile, that the US intends to keep its thousands of ground troops in Iraq over the long-term, even after ISIS ends up being defeated. Pentagon officials have been arguing for a more or less permanent deployment in Iraq since before the election, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, along with Gen. Joseph Dunford, were in Congress today again arguing for the idea of keeping troops in Iraq to prevent ISIS from ever coming back. Tillerson presented this open-ended deployment as a stabilization operation, while arguing that dedicated significant military resources to post-war Iraq for the sake of stability would not amount to nation-building, something President Trump has warned against. As Tillerson elaborated, however, it became increasingly clear that the plan, to restore Iraqi Sunni communities in the hope of rejuvenating civil society and to lead to stability and peace, along with removing any local support ISIS has, very much fits into the definition of nation-building.
Autocar
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As a result of the move away from the Discovery 4’s old semi-separate chassis, the Discovery’s ground clearance has actually been reduced from 310- to 283mm (which, whisper this, is actually no more than a Mercedes-Benz GLE gives you at its most rugged, and less than you’d get from a Mercedes-Benz GLS).But the new Discovery will wade through as much as 900mm of water, is considerably lighter than the car it replaces, retains a low-range transfer gearbox and has a more sophisticated suite of electronicterrain responsetraction and stability control systems than any Land Rover that has come before it.Not that so rare a combination of off-road capability, onboard luxury and typical Land Rover-brand suburban-set desirability comes cheap, of course. Land Rover charges £8000 more for this car than either Audi does for an equivalent Q7 or BMW does for an X5 30d; some of which premium is justified by the Discovery HSE Luxury’s amount of standard kit.
Voice Of America
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"Since Montenegro borders five other Balkan nations, including NATO allies Croatia and Albania, its NATO membership will support greater integration, democratic reform, trade, security and stability with all of its neighbors." The Kremlin has denied involvement in the alleged coup plot, but has openly campaigned against NATO in Montenegro and also in its neighbors, Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia, and has supported pro-Moscow nationalist officials and groups in all those countries. Andrija Mandic, a leader of Montenegro's opposition Democratic Front coalition, said Montenegro should never join NATO and should instead maintain close ties with its Slavic Orthodox "brothers" in Russia. "We belong to a civilized circle that inherited the best traditions of Montenegro, which for 300 years had best relations, once with imperial Russia and later with the Soviet Union," Mandic told the AP.
Sky News
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evil to draw us apart. To get one of the quotations from her statement, it is not how it is supposed to look, you are reflecting on what they premise or said stability important thing to take away from this, as you say, it is totally futile. It is going to achieve nothing. It will be.
Voice Of America
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"I like the one that both parties like. I'm very happy with the one that both parties like. I can live with either one." Trump was a staunch supporter of Israel throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, speaking on several occasions about his affinity for the Jewish state and denouncing the United Nations as biased against the country. Speaking at the AIPAC conference last year, then-candidate Trump said that when he became president, Israel would no longer be treated like a "second-class citizen" and he would work closely with Netanyahu to "help bring stability and peace to Israel and to the entire region." "We will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally, the state of Israel," Trump said. U.S. to boycott 'outrageous' debate Earlier this week, Haley said the U.S. would boycott a U.N. Human Rights Council session focused on the Palestinians.
KyivPost
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on March 22 the United States would set up interim zones of stability to help refugees return home in the next phase of the fight against Islamic State and al Qaeda. Read more here. The post Reuters: Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State appeared first on KyivPost .
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared on Wednesday that Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadis death is imminent, as US-backed forces close in on the jihadists in Syria and Iraq. Nearly all of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadis deputies are now dead, including the mastermind behind the attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere, Tillerson told a coalition meeting in Washington. It is only a matter of time before Baghdadi himself meets this same fate,...
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Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye, are also native to these forests, where they live in the soils and elsewhere. A team of researchers has examined them more closely by analyzing their DNA. They discovered many unknown species, including many parasites, which may contribute to the stability of rainforest ecosystems.
PC Pro
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The RS3 does 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds, has a top speed of 174mph and looks more like a touring car than something that you can pair your phone with. But is the Audi RS3 something that makes sense in 2017? We drove Audi’s latest beast in roads around Oman’s Dhofar mountains to find out. Image 2 of 14 Audi RS3 review: Design As you’d expect, the new Audi RS3 looks a lot like a standard A3, but on a strict diet of protein shakes. To increase stability, the sportier Audi RS3 uses a track 20mm larger than the standard model, muscular flared wheel arches, and a suspension that sits the car 25mm lower. From the side, the new RS3 looks more powerful and hunched-over than the normal A3, but it’s actually 26kg lighter. The front of the RS3 Sedan and Sportback looks quite different to the standard model. Audi has placed a huge quattro logo on the more sharply designed front-end, harking back to the brand’s motorsport pedigree – while reminding you it has four-wheel drive to get the most out of its power.
Techradar
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When needed, they can then be flipped out and begin scouting. "They can do parallel science with a rover, so you can increase the amount you're doing in a day," said Jaakko Karras, PUFFER's project manager at JPL. "We can see these being used in hard-to-reach locations squeezing under ledges, for example." PUFFER is equipped with two treaded wheels, a tail for stability and solar panels on its belly that allow it to flip over to recharge. A high-resolution micro-imager allows it to see objects just 10 micrometres in size. Rugged environments So far the bot has been tested in a variety of rugged environments a ski resort in Grand Junction, Colorado, in Big Bear, California, and on Mount Erebus, an active volcano in Antarctica. On a flat path it can manage about 625 metres on one battery charge. The next step is to figure out what instruments to add for maximum usefulness to future space research.
Derby Telegraph
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Gary Rowett has a great opportunity at Derby County to make his mark, according to Steve McClaren.Rowett was appointed Rams boss last week after McClaren had been sacked.He is the sixth manager at Derby in 13 months if you count Chris Powell's two-match stint in temporary charge.McClaren wishes Rowett good luck but believes continuity and stability is needed at the club.READ MORE: What Steve McClaren was told when he was sacked by Derby CountyGary's his own man. He did a great...
Techradar
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It offers improved stabilization and the idea is youll be able to film while walking without noticing a big difference in the stability of your footage. This is something many phone manufacturers have been offering already, but this should make it a much more prevalent feature, as companies will be able to adapt this tech directly from the chip without too much effort. If a company decides to implement the new EIS tech on a phone, it'll mean it's much easier to film while walking and give you a stable picture. Qualcomm also confirmed it would be possible to include Optical Image Stabilization on a phone at the same time, but it may not be something any manufacturer wants to actively pursue. Plus, the upgraded Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor allows phone manufacturers to include cameras of up to 32 megapixels, which will offer zero shutter lag as well as what Qualcomm calls 'true-to-life' colors and the opportunity for fast autofocus.
Derby Telegraph
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Gary Rowett has a great opportunity at Derby County to make his mark, according to Steve McClaren.Rowett was appointed Rams boss last week after McClaren had been sacked.He is the sixth manager at Derby in 13 months if you count Chris Powell's two-match stint in temporary charge.McClaren wishes Rowett good luck but believes continuity and stability is needed at the club.READ MORE: What Steve McClaren was told when he was sacked by Derby CountyGary's his own man. He did a great...
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I did wonder if the snug fit would make the DynaFlyte unpleasantly warm on longer runs, but this was not the case – the upper is very breathable. RECOMMENDED: The Best Road Running Shoes It took a couple of runs for the DynaFlyte to break in – I found them quite hard the first few times I ran in them. However, once broken in, it is a very comfortable shoe to run. The shoe almost seems to disappear on the foot, leaving a very responsive feel that encourages you to push a little faster. My favourite runs in the DynaFlyte were pacy 5Ks and 10Ks. In particular, the shoe really shone at my local Parkrun in Alexandra Palace, where the terrain is a mix of Tarmac and trail paths. The DynaFlyte had enough cushioning and stability to feel secure on the bumpy terrain, but is also light enough to pick up the pace over a 5K race. It also performed well over both a longer, steady run of around 10 miles and fast hill sprints.