News China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party 2017-10-18T08:36:58.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Khamenei says Iran will 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. quits it 2017-10-18T08:12:00.000000000-04:00 ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the deal if Washington pulled out, state TV reported. Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre' 2017-10-18T07:53:34.000000000-04:00 LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment. Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis 2017-10-18T07:52:14.000000000-04:00 ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will not submit to "impositions" from the United States over an on-going visa crisis and will reject any conditions it cannot meet, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday. Senate backers of deal to stabilize Obamacare seek to build support 2017-10-18T06:45:05.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare were seeking on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has scrapped. Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven 2017-10-18T06:30:25.000000000-04:00 QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said. Khamenei says Iran will shred multinational nuclear deal if U.S. tears it: TV 2017-10-18T05:55:57.000000000-04:00 ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Iran would not walk out of a multinational nuclear deal and welcomed backing given by its European signatories. Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote 2017-10-18T05:51:34.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea 2017-10-18T05:25:04.000000000-04:00 SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet. U.S. wants evidence over detained staff to end Turkey visa dispute 2017-10-18T05:15:47.000000000-04:00 ANKARA (Reuters) - A U.S. delegation has asked Turkey for information and evidence regarding consular staff whose detention has led to a diplomatic rift and suspension of visa services, private HaberTurk television channel reported on Wednesday.