News Tesla moves closer to deal to build cars in China 2017-10-22T11:03:23.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc said on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year. Top Senate Republican aims for tax bill by year-end 2017-10-22T10:27:04.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican says he believes Congress can pass tax legislation by year-end, and he and other leaders are not abandoning the goal of a revenue-neutral bill. Top U.S. Senate Republican aims for tax bill by year-end 2017-10-22T10:26:17.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican says he believes Congress can pass tax legislation by year-end, and he and other leaders are not abandoning the goal of a revenue-neutral bill. Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win 2017-10-22T09:48:11.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Japan PM Abe's ruling bloc on track for big win in election: TV exit polls 2017-10-22T09:29:03.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest serving premier and potentially reenergising his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Senate's McConnell says tax bill should be revenue neutral 2017-10-22T09:27:16.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he has not abandoned his longtime goal of making sure any tax cuts are revenue neutral, saying the growth estimates in the Republican tax reform plan will offset the cuts. Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid 2017-10-22T09:19:01.000000000-04:00 BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Spanish government has urged Catalonians to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region's secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power. Trump video played at hurricane relief concert 2017-10-22T08:57:37.000000000-04:00 (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. Catalonia's leaders fight off direct rule from Madrid 2017-10-22T07:31:46.000000000-04:00 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. Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees 2017-10-22T07:21:57.000000000-04:00 (Reuters) - The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.