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 →

Prosecutors added criminal charges involving five additional women Wednesday in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend already charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two other women. The Orange County district attorney’s office said the additional charges include kidnapping and rape by use of drugs. The new chargesRead More →