Voice Of America
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Aziz reiterated Pakistan’s concerns over deepening U.S. military and nuclear cooperation with India. "The strategic stability in South Asia is very important and we have been emphasizing to US that if you start your defense cooperation and arms agreement in such a way that disturbs our strategic stability then we will have no option but to respond and that is not good for the peace in the region or world," he said. Frequent exchanges of fire across the dispute Kashmir border in recent months have raised military tensions and led to an apparently unending war of words between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan who have already fought four wars. Challenges remain Despite Pakistan’s optimism about establishing a good working relationship with the incoming U.S. administration, critics are skeptical and unclear about how Trump will approach the complexity of the issues facing bilateral relations because he has not talked about the policy during his election campaign.
Techradar
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Microsoft has pushed out the first ever firmware update for its Surface Studio all-in-one, along with a fresh update for the Surface Pro 4. With this initial batch of tweaks, the Studios GPU is getting some attention, and whether youre running the GTX 965M or the GTX 980M youll find that your machine now wakes quicker from sleep, and is also compatible with more of the latest games (should you use the PC for a bit of casual gaming on the side). Then theres a Surface UEFI firmware update targeted at making the machine more responsive to spring into life from sleep mode, and it also tunes up the accuracy of speech recognition. The Ethernet drivers have been updated to achieve better connection stability, and finally Microsoft has introduced a pair of updates which apparently improve the reliability of Skype in terms of call audio and notification alerts.
Voice Of America
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But opposition to the incoming president remains vibrant and was on display during the recent Electoral College voting in several states including Florida. “Vote sanity and stability. No Trump,” chanted one woman as electors met to cast their ballots in the state capital of Tallahassee. Trump supporters have urged his opponents to give the new president a chance. One is Republican Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas. “I think President Obama was divisive. I’m hopeful President-elect Trump in office will continue to reach out with Congress and with different groups across the country, listen and see if we can’t pull together as a country. That is my hope,” Brady told VOA correspondent Greg Flakus. DemocratsStance Congressional Democrats say they might be open to working with Trump on areas of common interest, such as a major infrastructure project to repair the nation’s roads and bridges, an endeavor that could produce thousands of jobs.
Voice Of America
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“I’m not going to be put into the little academic, graduate school box because I think it doesnt suit, and it doesnt apply in a rapidly changing world,” said K.T. McFarland, Trump’s incoming deputy national security adviser, when asked to describe the Trump doctrine. While Trump’s call for “peace through strengthreflects Reagan’s view of deterrence, “there are parts of Nixon and (Henry) Kissinger that Donald Trump has also advocated,” McFarland said at the U.S. Institute of Peace, alluding to Trump’s interest-based approach to world affairs. Trump’s speeches A foreign policy neophyte, Trump has shied away from declaring any grand foreign strategy during the campaign, though he did give two major speeches devoted to foreign policy and national security. In the first speech, delivered at the realist-leaning Center for the National Interest in Washington in April, Trump outlined what he called a “coherent foreign policy based on American interests” and called for “getting out of nation building,” creating stability and quashingradical Islam.
The Sun Daily
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"At the same time, those of us who are based in this region have learned from history. And I believe I speak for all neighbouring countries when I say that we want to avoid a repeat of the 2015 "boat people" crisis. "This not only caused untold suffering to the people who were forced to flee their homes, but had the potential to impact the security and stability of the broader region," he said. Najib said Malaysia has been on the frontline when it comes to the irregular movement of people, and currently it is hosting around 56,000 displaced Rohingya men, women and children who have had to flee from Rakhine State. Najib also urged the OIC, which represents 57 countries and a combined population of over 1.6 billion to contribute and support the cause to end the Rohingya crisis.
The Iran Project
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Voice Of America
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Daily Express
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The Sun Daily
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Bleacher Report
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"What is a multiple signing date going to do to the recruiting date? This is the biggest step of all. We need to evaluate that." The benefit of a December window is inherent from a coach's standpoint. When commitments are verbal only, players can back out at the last minute and change the trajectory of an entire class. Coaches undoubtedly prefer the stability that locking in a December commit can provide, allowing them to focus their last two months on undecideds. It's also no coincidence that coaches would want a December period because it comes after the conclusion of a player's senior year. A June window would lock both parties into an agreement before a player's senior year, putting the school at risk of signing an injured player or one whose production tapers off. However, there is some benefit to signing a recruit to an early national letter of intent.
BBC News 24
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We have 189 members. Some of them have rock bottom GDP per capita. Others are 50 times better off, but we have to care for all of them, because our mission is stability, and without stability, whether it's in defence terms or economic terms, you don't build anything.
The Huffington Post
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Mattis' comments were in line with US policy towards the South China Sea while Tillerson's remarks were not. But why is the South China Sea so important to the US anyway? The Chinese regularly castigate the Americans for "meddling" in the area and have difficulty understanding why the US takes a stand on the issue. In their view, the US is making trouble for China and preventing its rise as a great power. The Chinese want to see the Americans abandon the South China Sea and withdraw from the western Pacific. Some commentators in the US and elsewhere agree. They argue that this would allow America to forge an accommodation with China, which would remove the prospect of conflict between the world's two largest economies and bring peace and stability. Others have called for a G-2 or a US-China accord that would settle global problems. They claim that the US is already overstretched and should return to the "offshore" position that it had before the Korean war broke out in 1950.
BBC Two England
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We have 189 members. Some of them have rock bottom GDP per capita. Others are 50 times better off, but we have to care for all of them, because our mission is stability, and without stability, whether it's in defence terms or economic terms, you don't build anything.
The Sun Daily
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Ruptly TV
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The Huffington Post
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As recently as 2014, many were saying that Poland had entered a golden age , with greater wealth, stability and international prominence than ever. But in 2015, it all came crashing down with the election of the Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, or PiS). Since then, Poland has been censured by the European Union's Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and transformed from the EU's exemplar of success to one of its biggest headaches. The formerly booming economy has slowed. The country's credit rating has been downgraded. And the Warsaw stock market's capitalization has declined by US$50 billion. This authoritarian, nationalist movement is led by Jarosław Kaczyński . Kaczyński rules Poland with near absolute authority even though he is technically only an ordinary member of Parliament. He has installed a president and prime minister who are loyal to him , thus making the official offices of state subordinated to the leader of the ruling party - much as it was during the communist era.
BBC News 24
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I think Trump is a break not only from the Democratic presidency of Barack Obama, but the bipartisan tradition in terms of seeing the United States as a pause of stability in the global order. Now, Trump may end up reinforcing that anyway, he may be constrained by Congress and bureaucracy, he may reverse some of his statements.
The Huffington Post
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TIME - Top Stories
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The Huffington Post
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The need now is for peace-building toward enduring stability and security in the country without repeating the past failures in Iraq or allowing repeated circumstances to form the basis of another iteration of al-Qaeda in Iraq--the 3.0 version. The question now is how to get from here to there? Today the U.S. supported Mosul Offensive and Operation Inherent Resolve, seems to be tackling decade old operational issues in the intervention process; dealing with terrorist groups and militias pouring gasoline into inflamed sectarian divides and flashpoints which threaten to derail the success of intervention efforts at any moment. Shia militias-- now promoted and emboldened with legal status, and heavily supported by Iran--presently control the camps and facility areas in the north, which hold largely non-Shia populations including many Sunnis from Anbar and previously ISIS held territories.
TIME - Top Stories
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Smartphones can be a valuable tool for getting fit. They can count steps , play fitness videos, help us track our progress and connect us with workout buddies and coaches, both real-life and virtual. But when it comes to phone use during a workout, recent research suggests a few reasons to leave your device alone: Texting or talking on the phone while exercising can worsen your balance and workout intensity, according to recent research. One new study , published in the journal Performance Enhancement & Health , found that texting during exercise impacted balance and stability by 45%, compared to not using a phone. Talking on the phone made balance 19% worseless than texting, but still significant enough to contribute to injuries, say the authors. It could lead to you possibly falling off the treadmill, or if youre walking outside, falling off a curb and rolling your ankle or tearing your ACL, says Michael Rebold, lead author on both studies and assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College.
EVO Reviews
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The car's low stance helps reduce any tendency to pitch and roll, and to this end the 2017 model has thicker anti-roll bars than before, a stiffer bodyshell, and the transmission cross-member has also been reinforced. Image 3 of 25 Image 3 of 25 The GT86 starts making sense when you start to push it. The grip limit of the rear tyres arrives much sooner than you might expect, but the traction control is especially keen to intervene, so beginners need not worry. However, for those who are no longer beginners, from 2017 there’s a ‘Trackmode. This sets the traction and stability control system to minimum intervention, giving you plenty of freedom to play with the rear axle and enjoy the car’s sweet balance but with the ultimate reassurance of a safety net. Indeed, with (very) generous use of the throttle, the car will hold big angles before the electronics clamp down on the fun.
Sputnik International
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Sputnik International
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