Tuesday's global agenda: Presidential candidates face off

In other news

The attrition rate of Afghanistan's army threatens the U.S. exit strategy. [The New York Times]

UN/Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi denies plans to deploy 3,000 peacekeeping troops to Syria [Russia Today]

The State Department's special envoy to denuclearization talks with North Korea was rebuffed in a previously undisclosed meeting in China last month. [Foreign Policy]

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