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Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump’s global anti-abortion move

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion.

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Italian ambassador moves to soothe HoR concerns about Italy’s policies on Libya

By Jamie Prentis. Tunis, 6 February 2017: In an move aimed at improving relations with the east of Libya, Italian Ambassador Giuseppe Peroni was in Tobruk today for meetings with the president of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh and a number of members. Italy has come in for sharp criticism from the HoR [...]

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Health insurers quietly shape Obamacare replacement with fewer risks

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health insurers are making their case to Republican lawmakers over how Americans sign up for individual insurance and pushing for other changes to shape the replacement of former President Barack Obama's national healthcare law.

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One militia declares state of emergency after another seizes ministries

By Libya Herald reporters. Tripoli, 12 January 2017: There are unconfirmed reports tonight that one of capital’s leading militias, the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade of Haitham Tajouri, has declared a state of emergency following today’s apparent seizure of three ministries. While Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj was in Cairo meeting Egyptian president Egyptian President Abdel Fattah [...]

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Republicans make repealing Obamacare ‘first order of business’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama exhorted fellow Democrats on Wednesday to preserve his legacy-defining healthcare law as Republicans moved ahead with their long-desired bid to scrap it in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence called the "first order of business" of Donald Trump's administration.

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Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Security forces shot dead at least 26 protesters who had gathered in the streets of Kinshasa and other cities of Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday to demand that President Joseph Kabila step down after his mandate expired overnight.

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Ivorian opposition seeks return to political mainstream in polls

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Voters in Ivory Coast cast their ballots in parliamentary polls on Sunday as the main opposition party seeks to challenge President Alassane Ouattara's near monopoly of the legislature.

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Turkey’s Erdogan blames Kurdish militants after bomb kills at least 13, wounds 56

ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 13 soldiers and wounded 56 when it ripped through a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, an attack President Tayyip Erdogan blamed on Kurdish militants.

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Mali drops treason charges against former president Toure

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's national assembly has overwhelmingly voted to drop charges of high treason against former president Amadou Toumani Toure in a decision that should allow him to return from exile in Senegal.

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Turkey’s Erdogan blames Kurdish militants after car bomb kills 13, wounds 56

ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - A car bomb killed 13 soldiers and wounded 56 when it ripped through a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, an attack President Tayyip Erdogan blamed on Kurdish militants.

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