News Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory 2017-10-22T02:01:45.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it. Trump video played at hurricane relief concert 2017-10-22T01:48:12.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - In a rare show of unity, U.S. President Donald Trump praised all five of his living predecessors on Saturday, thanking them in a video for their work helping to raise funds to aid victims of recent hurricanes. Japan voters to deliver verdict on PM Abe's nearly five-year rule 2017-10-22T01:45:40.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese voters deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nearly five years in power in an election on Sunday that could give him the clout to push ahead with his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT 2017-10-22T01:39:45.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday. Macri coalition may win Argentina's 'Big Five' districts in Sunday mid-term 2017-10-22T01:11:45.000000000-04:00 BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Allies of Argentina's business-friendly President Mauricio Macri could sweep the country's "Big Five" voting districts in Sunday's congressional election, neutering the opposition and advancing his chances of being re-elected in 2019. For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation' 2017-10-21T23:33:13.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no. U.S. warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms 2017-10-21T17:18:51.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid 2017-10-21T16:57:22.000000000-04:00 MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing. Trump to release JFK files, subject to 'further information' 2017-10-21T16:02:51.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that, subject to receipt of further information, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy due for release next week. Madrid to impose direct rule in Catalonia to quash independence bid 2017-10-21T15:31:15.000000000-04:00 MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government will impose direct rule on Catalonia, it said on Saturday, in an unprecedented move that brought thousands of people who voted for independence onto to the streets against what they called a "coup".