R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new sex crime charges
07 June 2019 | 11:20 am
R&B star R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 11 new felony sex crime charges. The charges were a refiling of one of the four cases of alleged abuse that prosecutors lodged against the singer earlier this year.
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R. Kelly owes more than $3.8 million in back taxes, liens filed against him have detailed.
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Red flares, flags and loud chants welcome Lionel Messi as he comes out of the Parc des Princes to greet fans after his first press conference under Paris Saint-Germain colours.
As captain of Afghanistan's wheelchair basketball team and a women's rights activist, Nilofar Bayat fled for her life when the Taliban took over, seeking safety in Spain where she hopes to soon be back on the court.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo launches her presidential campaign - a "gamble" according to Libération, considering the steep task of reviving France's Socialist Party. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen meanwhile sets the tone for a "bitter election campaign" and Emmanuel Macron puzzles over how to frame his re-election bid. Plus, the British papers celebrate 18-year-old Grand Slam champion Emma Raducanu and a 12-year-old Scottish boy races alongside cyclists in the Tour of Britain.
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We start by looking at how the German papers are covering the upcoming coalition talks. We then focus on disgraced US singer R. Kelly’s conviction for sex trafficking. Variety wonders if his music should be banned from streaming sites. We also see how the fight for the right to an abortion continues in France. Finally, we take a look at the non-fairy tale coverage of Japan's upcoming royal wedding.
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