QWorld: Hungary Fires Tear Gas at Migrants, Obama Warns China 

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US President Barack Obama with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. (Photo: Reuters)

1. Obama Warns China on Cyber Spying Ahead of Xi Visit

President Obama calls for an international framework to prevent the Internet from being ‘weaponised’ as a tool of national aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful U.S. response to China over the hacking attacks.

2. Hungarian Police Fire Tear Gas at Migrants

Riot police fire water cannon and tear gas at migrants demanding to be let through Hungary’s newly shut EU frontier, while refugees at other Balkan frontiers clamber through cornfields in search of new routes.

3. Cuba Seeks UN Vote to End US Embargo; Pope and Obama May Help

Cuba launches its annual campaign for a UN resolution condemning the US economic embargo, while the White House and the Vatican add their own pressure on the US Congress to end the 53-year-old sanctions.

4. Only a Handful of US-trained Syrian Rebels Still Fighting - General

Only four or five US-trained Syrian rebels are still fighting in Syria, a top US general tells Congress – a stark admission of setbacks to a fledgling military programme that critics already pronounce a failure.

5. Mulling US Presidential Run, Biden Travels to Key States

US Vice President Joe Biden’s journey to his decision on whether to run for president takes him this week to California, Michigan, and Ohio – critical states for fund-raising and electoral recognition if he decides to jump into the race.

6. Yemeni Government Returns to Aden After Months in Exile

Yemeni Prime Minister Khaled Bahah returns to the southern port of Aden in a step towards restoring government on home soil after months of working from exile with Gulf of Arab allies to combat the Houthi domination of the country.

7. Ocean Fish Numbers on ‘Brink of Collapse’

The amount of fish in oceans is halved since 1970, in a plunge to a ‘brink of collapse’ caused by over-fishing and other threats, conservationists say.

8. Kerry says Russia Proposes Military Talks on Syria

Obama administration says it is considering how to respond to the Russian proposal for military talks over Syria, where Moscow is expanding its forces even as US warplanes conduct daily air strikes against Islamist militants.

9. GM to Settle US Criminal Case Over Ignition Switches - Source

General Motors Co. agrees to sign a deferred-prosecution agreement to end the US government investigation of its handling of the ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths, a source tells Reuters.

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