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Bush takes veiled swipe at Trump, slams 'bullying and prejudice' - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:28pm - (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush on Thursday decried "bullying and prejudice" in a New York speech that appeared to be a sweeping, thinly veiled critique of President Donald Trump.

Putin dials up anti-U.S. rhetoric, keeps mum on re-election - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:21pm - SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin launched one of his most stinging critiques of U.S. foreign policy on Thursday, listing what he called some of the biggest betrayals in U.S.-Russia relations.

Germany says worried about new generation of Islamic State recruits - 19 Oct 2017 at 3:19pm - BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday that minors returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq could grow into a new generation of recruits in Germany for the Islamic State group.

Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:43pm - TORONTO (Reuters) - Black people in Canada?s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university - 19 Oct 2017 at 2:16pm - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

Senate heads for vote crucial to Trump's tax reform plan - 19 Oct 2017 at 1:33pm - 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.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy in response to independence threat - 19 Oct 2017 at 12:24pm - MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule after the region's leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.

With tears and song, China welcomes Xi as great, wise leader - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:25am - BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese officials on Thursday heaped praise on President Xi Jinping's political ideology, unveiled a day earlier at a key Communist Party Congress, a sign that it could be enshrined in the party's constitution and further cement his power.

Thirty years ago this week, Wall Street slid into the abyss - 19 Oct 2017 at 11:16am - 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.

Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture - 19 Oct 2017 at 7:45am - ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white-hot cryptocurrency sector.

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic trading partner 19 Oct 2017 at 5:02am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic trading partner as he kicks thorny policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants....

Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance 19 Oct 2017 at 4:56am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable....

5 months of Marawi siege reveals Philippine city in ruins 19 Oct 2017 at 4:51am
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) -- Smoke wafted from the smoldering carcasses of buildings and houses, with the dome of a mosque blasted out with holes, as Philippine troops battled Thursday to defeat a final stand by the last dozens of pro-Islamic State group militants in a southern city....

Spain calls Cabinet meeting after Catalan leader's threat 19 Oct 2017 at 4:45am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Catalonia's leader on Thursday threatened to explicitly declare independence if no talks with the central government were offered. Spain then called a special Cabinet session to be held over the weekend to activate measures to take control of Catalonia's semi-autonomous powers....

Families of fallen have mixed experiences with Trump, if any 19 Oct 2017 at 4:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash....

Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew 19 Oct 2017 at 3:29am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings....

Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires 19 Oct 2017 at 3:15am
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars....

Uncertainty as Mideast turns a page with IS defeat in Raqqa 19 Oct 2017 at 2:38am
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent....

China's conflicted goals: Freer markets, more party control 19 Oct 2017 at 12:10am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's ruling Communist Party is expanding its role in business even as it promises freer markets and support for entrepreneurs on the eve of President Xi Jinping's second five-year term as leader....

Recovery, reconstruction go slowly after Mexico earthquake 19 Oct 2017 at 12:08am
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Wearing a hardhat, Rodrigo Diaz Mejia steps onto the hood of a crushed car and then gingerly into an apartment cracked open by the Sept. 19 earthquake. Inside he spots a photo of two young boys hanging on a wall spider-webbed with deep cracks. He puts it under his arm to carry it out for the family....