News Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat 2017-10-19T17:01:26.000000000-04:00 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. Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university 2017-10-19T16:42:18.000000000-04:00 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters chanting "Go home Nazis" sought to drown out the speech by a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, as the campus erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against unrest. Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice' 2017-10-19T15:45:36.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump. Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election 2017-10-19T15:21:57.000000000-04:00 SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations. Germany says worried about new generation of Islamic State recruits 2017-10-19T15:19:48.000000000-04:00 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday that minors returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq could grow into a new generation of recruits in Germany for the Islamic State group. Putin dials ups anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election 2017-10-19T15:12:29.000000000-04:00 SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations. U.S. envoy Haley: Russia interference in elections is 'warfare' 2017-10-19T14:50:52.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday described Russian interference in U.S. elections as "warfare." Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system 2017-10-19T14:43:07.000000000-04:00 TORONTO (Reuters) - Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters. 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.