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By John Whitesides and Steve Holland HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) - Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against Republican Donald Trump at the start of the first one-on-one U.S. presidential debate on Monday, accusing him of pushing economic policy that favored the rich at the expense of the middle class. Clinton, a former secretary of state and the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, said Trump's tax policies were akin to "Trumped-up trickle-down" economics. "The kind of plan that Donald has put forth would be trickle-down economics all over again.
Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologized to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war. In an emotional open-air ceremony, President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the communist rebels into the political sphere after signing the accord with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez. "We are being reborn to launch a new era of reconciliation and of building peace," Timochenko said.
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month. The U.S. Treasury said it was sanctioning Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co (DHID) and four of its executives, including the firm's founder, Ma Xiaohong, under U.S. regulations targeting proliferators of weapons of mass destruction. It accused the firm of acting on behalf of North Korea's Korea Kwangson Banking Corp (KKBC), which has been under U.S. and U.N. sanctions for supporting proliferation of such weapons.