News Iran's Guards say missile program will accelerate despite pressure: agency 2017-10-19T04:34:55.000000000-04:00 ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country's ballistic missile program would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif and daughter 2017-10-19T04:26:34.000000000-04:00 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, pressing charges over accusations that could see the former leader jailed. Spain to trigger suspension of Catalan autonomy on Saturday 2017-10-19T04:25:43.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's government will trigger on Saturday the Article 155 of the constitution, which allows to suspend Catalonia's political autonomy, the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday. New Zealand Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party 2017-10-19T04:23:34.000000000-04:00 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. Catalan leader says regional parliament may vote on independence if no talks 2017-10-19T04:18:40.000000000-04:00 MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence from Spain if the central government failed to hold talks with Catalonia, ignoring a deadline to drop a secession bid. Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif and his daughter 2017-10-19T04:05:13.000000000-04:00 ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-graft court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of posh London flats. China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution 2017-10-19T03:56:50.000000000-04:00 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. Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss 2017-10-19T03:55:28.000000000-04:00 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. Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: officials 2017-10-19T03:39:42.000000000-04:00 KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants putting the toll at at least 60. White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent 2017-10-19T03:31:19.000000000-04:00 That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.