A North Korean soldier fled across a heavily fortified border to defect to South Korea early Saturday, the military in Seoul said, just as the rival countries began taking steps to reduce military tensions. South Korean soldiers escorted the defector to safety after finding him moving south of the easternRead More →

Venezuela’s former national treasurer admitted receiving over $1 billion US in bribes as part of illicit foreign currency operations that involved a local television mogul now indicted in U.S. courts, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday. Alejandro Andrade, who ran the treasury for four years under late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, received properties, platinum and goldRead More →

White House deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel was forced out of her job on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, said Ricardel did not deserve the honour of working for her husband. Ricardel “will continue to support the president as she departs the White House to transitionRead More →