News China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution 2017-10-19T08:37:09.000000000-04:00 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. Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif 2017-10-19T08:13:07.000000000-04:00 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed. Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy as it threatens with formal independence 2017-10-19T08:04:05.000000000-04:00 MADRID (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. Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture 2017-10-19T07:45:50.000000000-04:00 ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white... Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss 2017-10-19T07:38:24.000000000-04:00 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. Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure 2017-10-19T07:19:52.000000000-04:00 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. Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House 2017-10-19T07:08:27.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections. 'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town 2017-10-19T06:51:13.000000000-04:00 ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge. Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials 2017-10-19T06:43:26.000000000-04:00 KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60. Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist 2017-10-19T06:18:48.000000000-04:00 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.