News Leaders of Venezuela's bruised opposition to travel abroad to denounce 'voting fraud' 2017-10-19T13:50:57.000000000-04:00 CARACAS (Reuters) - Key members of Venezuela's opposition, divided and dispirited after losing gubernatorial elections over the weekend, will travel abroad to denounce what it says is a "fraudulent" voting system under leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Senate heads for vote crucial to Trump's tax reform plan 2017-10-19T13:33:39.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code headed for a pivotal moment on Thursday, with Senate Republicans poised to approve a budget measure that would help them pass tax legislation without Democratic support. Maltese journalist probably killed by remotely detonated bomb, government says 2017-10-19T13:19:05.000000000-04:00 VALLETTA (Reuters) - Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday, giving the first details of the investigation. Maltese journalist probably killed by remotely detonated bomb: government 2017-10-19T13:01:27.000000000-04:00 VALLETTA (Reuters) - Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday, giving first details of the investigation. Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech 2017-10-19T12:36:09.000000000-04:00 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest. Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat 2017-10-19T12:24:04.000000000-04:00 MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader 2017-10-19T11:25:06.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power. Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss 2017-10-19T11:16:55.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thirty years ago, before heading to work at the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Kenny left his home in lower Manhattan and made a detour to the nearby Our Lady of Victory church to pray to St. Jude, the Roman Catholic patron saint of desperate and lost causes. In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings 2017-10-19T11:08:01.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer. China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution 2017-10-19T10:52:06.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.