News Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort 2017-10-20T06:28:15.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. Spain plans to force Catalonia into January elections: opposition 2017-10-20T06:23:41.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has secured opposition support to dissolve Catalonia's parliament and hold new elections there in January in an effort to defuse the regional government's push for independence. Fate of New Hampshire Indonesians goes before U.S. judge in Boston 2017-10-20T06:10:11.000000000-04:00 BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of 47 Indonesian Christians, who fled violence in that country two decades ago and now live illegally in New Hampshire, heads to Boston federal court on Friday, where a judge will weigh whether she can intervene in an immigration matter. Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans 2017-10-20T06:03:28.000000000-04:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. Spanish government aims for January regional elections in Catalonia: PSOE 2017-10-20T05:32:52.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold regional elections in January in Catalonia as part of the extraordinary package of measures to temporarily impose direct rule on the region, Socialist politician Carmen Calvo said in an interview on... Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis' 2017-10-20T05:11:17.000000000-04:00 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence. Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea 2017-10-20T04:39:46.000000000-04:00 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program. In Kuroda's face - researchers find ways to predict central bank changes 2017-10-20T02:28:27.000000000-04:00 TOKYO (Reuters) - For decades, economists have tried to guess central bank policy direction by studying subtle changes in official language -- now, researchers are finding new clues on policy, not in the words of central banker but in their faces. Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature 2017-10-20T02:12:13.000000000-04:00 BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system. U.S. Senate passes budget blueprint, key to Trump tax effort 2017-10-20T02:06:22.000000000-04:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year that will pave the way for Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support.