Trump hails judge’s ruling against Obamacare as ‘great’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as “a great ruling for our country,” while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, on Friday said that Obamacare,…

Nicaragua police beat journalists in crackdown on free press

MANAGUA (Reuters) – Nicaraguan police on Saturday beat at least seven journalists with batons, including one of the country’s best known editors, in an escalating crackdown on independent media in the aftermath of protests against President Daniel Ortega. Earlier this week police occupied the offices of prominent editor Carlos Fernando Chamorro, along with buildings used…

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa resigns amid government shutdown fears

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s embattled Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, only a month and a half after taking office and giving the country’s president political space to prevent an imminent government shutdown.     The South Asian island has been in political limbo since President Maithripala Sirisena in late October replaced former Prime…