Thursday's global agenda: Veep debate to touch on foreign policy

• Officials to House panel: State denied requests for more security in Benghazi

• Rep. Issa closes in on Clinton

• Cummings to GOP: Restore funds to embassy security

• Issa wants classified briefing on Libya intel

• Issa won't rule out asking Clinton to testify on Benghazi consulate attack

• State Dept. officials contradict claims on deadly Libya attack

• Chaffetz accuses State Department of revealing classified information

• House Republican calls for reprimands at State Dept.

In other news

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Security guard for U.S. embassy shot dead in Yemen. [Associated Press]

Turkey forced down a Syrian passenger plane on suspicions it was carrying weapons, adding to already high tensions in the region. [The Washington Post]

Russia said Wednesday it won't be renewing a U.S.-funded arms-disposal agreement that has helped Moscow safeguard and destroy thousands of nuclear warheads and chemical weapons since the collapse of the Soviet Union. [The Wall Street Journal]

U.S. telecoms firms pushed the line that Chinese rival Huawei is a threat to national security. [The Washington Post]

Mo Yan becomes the first resident of the Chinese mainland to win the Nobel Prize for literature, a sign of China's new standing on the world stage. [Global Times]


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