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FirstFT – A fiery first presidential debate, the prospect of bank break-ups and going au naturel in Paris

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Sign up to receive FirstFT by email hereAs many as 100m viewers were estimated to have tuned in to the first one-on-one debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a contentious affair in which the two candidates sparred on a range of topics from how to reignite the US economy to the best ways to defeat Isis. The Democratic nominee sought to portray her opponent as unprepared for the “awesome, immense responsibility” of the presidency, while Mr Trump attempted to paint his rival as a “typical politician”.The debate, however, highlighted Mr Trump’s tendency to make false claims. The New York Times fact-checked some of the more notable assertions, while the FT’s Ed Luce argues that the Republican candidate failed to clear a low bar. (FT, CNN, NYT)Keep track of the 2016 race with our daily US politics newsletter. Sign up here.In the newsDeutsche Bank denies seeking help from Berlin The bank said it did not seek assistance from Berlin and said it had no plans for a capital increase after investors attacked the embattled lender, sending its share price to its lowest levels in more than three decades. (FT)Historic peace deal in Colombia The Colombian government and left-wing Farc rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war.

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Bryan Harris is a lead writer at Financial Times. He is a Hong Kong-based journalist with a penchant for international crime stories.

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