QWorld: Obama Hails Historic Day; Trump Backs off Praise for Putin

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1. France Makes New Push for Aleppo Ceasefire

France will launch a new push for UN backing for ceasefire in Syria that would allow aid into the city of Aleppo after some of the heavier bombing of war.


2. Trump Backs off From Praising Russia's Putin After Debate

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has backed off from praising Vladimir Putin, saying he is unsure of his relationship with Russian President, whom he has described as better leader than President Obama.

3. Russia Suspends Nuclear Agreement, Ends Uranium Research Pact With United States

Russia has curtailed its cooperation with United States in nuclear energy, suspending research agreement and terminating one on uranium conversion, two days after Kremlin shelved plutonium pact with Washington.


4. Hurricane Matthew Kills 26 in Caribbean on Destructive Path to US

Hurricane Matthew has twisted towards the Bahamas and Florida's east coast after killing at least 26 people and damaging a majority of homes in Haiti's south, prompting the hard-hit country to postpone a long-awaited presidential election.

5. Portugal's Guterres Poised to Be Next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the ninth UN Secretary-General and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by Security Council, diplomats say.


6. NSA Contractor Charged With Stealing Secret Data

The FBI has arrested a National Security Agency contractor on charges of stealing highly-classified information and is investigating possible links to a recent leak of secret hacking tools used to break into the computers of adversaries such as Russia and China, US officials say.

7. Colombia's Santos, Rival Uribe Willing to Work on Peace Deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Opposition rival Alvaro Uribe met in a bid to resolve differences over a peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels that was rejected in a shock vote this week, leaving the country in limbo.


8. Paris Climate Accord to Take Effect; Obama Hails 'Historic Day'

A global agreement to combat climate change will take force after support from European nations sends the accord across an important threshold, prompting US President Barack Obama to hail it as a "historic day" for protecting the planet.

9. World Powers Pledge $15 Billion for Afghanistan

World powers will raise $15 Billion for Afghanistan to fund the war torn country over the next four years, while the European Union said it has won support to revive stalled peace process after almost 40 years of conflict.

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