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Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar held by police

Spain football chief Angel Maria Villar held by police 18 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA The president of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation, judicial sources say. Angel Maria Villar was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds, El Pais and Efe news agency reported. Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988. His son Gorka was among a number of other people also arrested on Tuesday, AFP agency said. Spain’s High Court told Reuters that one of its...

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Republicans oppose healthcare plans leaving party without majority

Republicans oppose healthcare plans leaving party without majority 18 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Both the Republicans plans and Obamacare have been fiercely opposed Two more Republican senators say they oppose their party’s replacement for President Obama’s health reforms, leaving leaders short of a majority. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran both announced they could not support the bill in its current form. Republicans hold 52 seats in the 100-member Senate, and with two other Republicans already against the bill they could not afford more desertions. President Trump made repealing Obamacare a...

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R Kelly denies holding several women in ‘abusive cult’

R Kelly denies holding several women in ‘abusive cult’ 18 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has been accused of sexual misconduct before but not found guilty R&B singer R Kelly has denied allegations that he is holding several young women in an “abusive cult”. The singer’s lawyer said he would work “diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name”. A BuzzFeed report accuses the singer of brainwashing women, who got closer to him in an effort to boost their musical careers. Kelly has faced previous...

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