News U.S. Army deserter Bergdahl faces life in prison as sentencing hearing opens 2017-10-23T07:06:49.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - A sentencing hearing begins on Monday to determine the fate of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who could face life in prison after pleading guilty to deserting his duties in Afghanistan in June 2009 and endangering the lives of fellow troops. U.S. judge to review Trump healthcare payments cut 2017-10-23T07:05:59.000000000-04:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge is set to hear arguments on Monday about whether to block President Donald Trump's decision to terminate controversial payments to health insurance companies under Obamacare. Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win 2017-10-23T06:50:11.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, signaled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule 2017-10-23T06:46:18.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain's European allies. Trump says will decide on Federal Reserve chair 'very shortly' 2017-10-23T06:41:54.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he would make his choice to lead the Federal Reserve soon and was still weighing at least three people: Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell, Stanford University economist John Taylor and current Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Trump's tougher stance could backfire by boosting Iran's Guards 2017-10-23T06:37:24.000000000-04:00 ANKARA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a military force with political clout and an industrial empire, stands to benefit from heightened tension between Washington and Tehran, officials and analysts said. Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel 2017-10-23T06:16:50.000000000-04:00 JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident. Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review 2017-10-23T05:54:38.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Kaspersky Lab will ask independent parties to conduct security reviews of its widely used anti-virus software to help dispel allegations that the Russian government uses the products to conduct espionage, the Moscow-based company said on Monday. Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea 2017-10-23T05:23:10.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule 2017-10-23T05:17:39.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday.