QWorld: US VP Debate; Turkey Suspends 13,000 Police Officers

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Following the attempted military coup in Turkey, President Erdogan has widened the purge on the security forces. (Photo: AP)

1. US Vice-Presidential Contenders Trade Barbs Over Tax, Security, Economy

US Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence traded barbs over tax, guns, immigration, security and the economy and launched attacks on rival presidential nominees at debate between the two vice-presidential contenders.

2. Rebels fend off Aleppo Assault as Nations Seek to Rebuild Peace Process

Syrian rebels repelled an army offensive in southern Aleppo as Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded residential areas, while nations speak of rebuilding peace process the United States breaks off.

3. Turkey Suspends 13,000 Police Officers, Shuts Down TV Station

Turkey suspended nearly 13,000 police personnel, detained dozens of air force officers and shut down TV station, widening state-ordered clamp-down against perceived enemies in wake of the failed coup.

4. IMF Says Global Growth to Stay Weak, Warns of Populist Fallout

IMF has maintained its forecast for weak global growth and warned that further stagnation will fuel more populist sentiments against trade and immigration that would stifle activity, productivity and innovation.

5. Philippine President Would Face Obstacles in Cutting US Arms Reliance

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte would face major obstacles to following through on his threat to reduce purchases of US weapons in favour of Russian and Chinese arms, including re-training a military deeply accustomed to working with the United States, experts have claimed.

6. Colombia Government, Rebels in Crisis Talk After 'No' to Peace Deal

Colombia's government and Marxist guerrillas have gone back to the drawing board in Havana after a peace deal they had painstakingly negotiated over four years was rejected in a shock referendum result.

7. Presidential Hopeful Macron Slams French Political Class, Outlines Remedies

France is sick because politicians throwing taxpayers money at problems instead of addressing them properly, presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron said, as he set out a first batch of ideas to reform the country's political system.

8. May to Woo Labour Voters in Pitch for Britain's Centre-Ground

Prime Minister Theresa May will make a bid for the centre ground in British politics in a speech calling for a new approach to government, based on serving "ordinary working-class people".

9. With EU Backing, Paris Climate Deal Clears Last Hurdle to Taking Effect

In what UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed as historic vote, European Parliament approved Paris accord to fight climate change, tipping it over the threshold needed for the global deal to enter into force.

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