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Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba named as Congo prime minister

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Sylvestre Ilunga Ilukamba, a career politician and ally of former President Joseph Kabila, was appointed as Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister on Monday, the government said in a statement. Ilukamba was previously the head of Congo’s national railway company, known as the SNCC, and has served in various government posts since the 1970s,...

Spanish police investigate ex-envoy to Venezuela for money laundering: source

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police raided several properties linked to a former ambassador to Venezuela on Monday and made several arrests as part of an investigation into alleged laundering of around 4 million euros ($4.47 million) from state-run oil company PDVSA, a judicial source said. Three people were arrested on Monday during raids of homes and offices...

Lonely Chinese teen fakes kidnapping to force parents to return home, Asia News

A lonely Chinese teen admitted faking his own kidnapping because he wanted to see his parents who were working in another part of the country, according to Chinese media. The 13-year-old unnamed boy from Luzhou, Sichuan province, was found bound and gagged in an abandoned truck in a residential community on May 8, the Chengdu Business News reported on...

Graham Potter appointed new Brighton manager after leaving Swansea

Potter led Ostersunds FK from the fourth tier of Swedish football to the firstBrighton have appointed Graham Potter as their new manager on a four-year deal.Potter, 44, leaves Championship side Swansea and replaces Chris Hughton, who was sacked last week...

Colts sign oft-troubled free-agent QB Kelly

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts have signed quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, the team announced Monday.Kelly, who was a tryout player during the team's rookie minicamp earlier this month, has a history of off-the-field problems.He was released by the Denver Broncos the day after he was arrested for criminal trespassing for entering a...

Illinois DL Roundtree suffers severe spinal injury

Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree suffered a severe spinal injury after a swimming accident Saturday near his home in Florida.According to an Illinois news release, Roundtree underwent surgery Sunday night at Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida, where he remains there recovering. Roundtree, a junior with Illinois who started 20 games during his first two seasons, is...

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 2020 Candidate, Defends Women’s Right to Third-Trimester Abortions

South Bend., Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a DNC forum in Baltimore, Md., February 11, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Southbend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg on Sunday declined to endorse any state-imposed limits on abortion, including those that take place in the third trimester, telling the audience at a Fox News town hall that the decision should always be left up...

Lawyers for South Africa’s Zuma tell court he is being treated unfairly

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Jacob Zuma’s lawyers argued on Monday that the former South African president had been treated unfairly by prosecutors in his bid to have revived corruption charges set aside because he is unpopular in the country at large. Former South African President Jacob Zuma leaves court during a break while facing charges that include fraud,...

Trey Gowdy: Brennan, Clapper and Comey know full well dossier was used in the intelligence assessment

Former congressman Trey Gowdy talked to Maria Bartiromo Sunday and discussed the infamous Christopher Steele Dossier, what it is and why it is important find the extent of its use."I mean people use the word dossier and how such an official sound to it. I mean let's just call it for what it is. It's a series of...