World Briefs: Trump annuls free birth control provision

Trump annuls free birth control provision

WASHINGTON • US President Donald Trump's administration has annulled an Obamacare provision that obliged employer health plans to pay for contraception, potentially stripping free birth control from millions of women.

It was not immediately clear how many women would be affected by Friday's ruling.


51 detained in raid on 'gay spa' in Jakarta

•JAKARTA • Indonesian police have detained 51 men, including several foreigners, in a raid on what the authorities described as a "gay spa" in Jakarta. Some could face up to six years in prison under pornography and prostitution laws.

Among those detained late on Friday at the spa were four Chinese nationals, a Singaporean, one Thai national, one Malaysian, and one Dutchman, although none of the foreigners would be charged, Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said yesterday.


Ex-British PM is now adviser to First Data

LONDON • Mr David Cameron, who stepped down as British prime minister last year, has been appointed to his first high-profile commercial role.

Mr Cameron will take on an advisory post with the United States-based First Data Corp, which handles credit and debit-card transactions for around six million merchants worldwide, the firm said in a statement on Friday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 08, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe