News New Zealand Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party 2017-10-19T03:14:08.000000000-04:00 WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will form the country's next government after gaining the support of a small nationalist party holding the balance of power following an inconclusive Sept. 23 election. 'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town 2017-10-19T02:58:12.000000000-04:00 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. Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss 2017-10-19T02:31:26.000000000-04:00 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. China economy shows solid momentum as party meets, but property curbs bite 2017-10-19T02:25:46.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth looked set to accelerate for the first time in seven years this year, after hardly skipping a beat in the third quarter, but efforts to cut risks in property and debt are beginning to weigh on parts of the world's second-largest economy. China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution 2017-10-19T02:13:58.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Top Chinese officials have praised President Xi Jinping's political ideology unveiled at a key Communist Party Congress, an indication that he could cement his power with his new slogan being incorporated into the party's constitution. Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines 2017-10-19T01:45:47.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region's future. Senate poised for crucial vote related to tax reform measure 2017-10-19T01:12:35.000000000-04:00 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. China's third-quarter economic growth slows as expected, property measures bite 2017-10-19T00:47:04.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, as expected, as the government's efforts to rein in property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy. China third-quarter GDP growth slows as expected, property measures bite 2017-10-18T23:22:57.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy. China third-quarter GDP grows 6.8 percent year-on-year, meets expectations 2017-10-18T22:10:43.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy grew 6.8 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday, in-line with expectations and below the previous quarter's growth as fixed asset investment growth slowed.