$160 million corruption scandal in Argentina roils its financial markets

Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi/Clarin via AP More than a dozen former Argentine government officials and business executives have been arrested in a large scale corruption scandal. The investigation is throwing Argentina upside down just as it gears up for economic recovery.  Watch the Argentine peso trade in real time here. Just as Argentina looked poised for […]

UK's privacy watchdog wants to fine Facebook £500,000 over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has announced that she intends to fine Facebook up to £500,000 (US$ 664,000) over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in which the social media giant failed to safeguard user’s information. “New technologies that use data analytics to micro-target people give campaign groups the ability to connect with individual voters. But […]

Rudy Giuliani blasts Michael Cohen’s new lawyer, saying he lied for Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal

Regis Duvignau/Reuters President Donald Trump’s outside attorney Rudy Giuliani blasted Lanny Davis, the new attorney for the president’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. Davis mocked Giuliani’s Sunday show appearances. Giuliani hit back in a text-message exchange with Business Insider, criticizing Davis’s work for former President Bill Clinton. “I like Michael but I don’t get hiring a […]

Endless Pressure and Public Scandal Leads to Pruitt’s Resignation as EPA Head

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who spearheaded the Trump administration’s initiative to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards for light vehicles, has resigned. Even after assuming the position, Pruitt remained a tough sell as head of the EPA. His stance on climate change was uncharacteristic of any modern-day environmentalist and he seemed utterly bent […]

A Trump administration ‘myth vs fact’ sheet on its family separation policy deliberately avoids the most important point about the scandal

Susan Walsh/AP The Trump administration is under fire for its policy of separating children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. As a result, the Department of Homeland Security has published a supposed fact check of its family separation policy. It details “myths” about the policy, and blames the media and congressmen for negative stories […]

Audi CEO arrested over alleged role in Dieselgate scandal

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested today, a week after his home was raided by German prosecutors. He has reportedly been detained for his alleged role in Dieselgate, a scandal unearthed in 2015 that revealed Volkswagen, Audi’s parent company, had installed software in its vehicles that allowed them to cheat emissions tests. The “defeat device” […]

Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired […]

Germany slaps Volkswagen with $1.8bn fine in emissions cheating scandal

Germany has fined Volkswagen €1 billion over the auto maker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, public prosecutors have announced. The company said it won’t be appealing the fine, one of the highest ever imposed by Berlin. The €1 billion (US$ 1.8 billion) fine was ordered by the prosecutor’s office in the German city of Braunschweig. It’s […]

Shonda Rhimes' First Netflix Series to Center on Anna Delvey Fraud Scandal

Shonda Rhimes has set her first project at Netflix: The streaming service and Shondaland have acquired the rights to a magazine article about infamous New York society fraud Anna Delvey, TVLine has confirmed, and Rhimes is attached to pen a series for Netflix based on the scandal. RELATED Shonda Rhimes on Her Move to Netflix: ‘I’m […]

Spy scandal in Ukraine: Special forces tried to recruit RIA Novosti reporter, asking to leak data

Ukrainian security forces asked a Russian journalist to spy for them and leak data on her colleagues. The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the incident, stating that freedom of expression in Ukraine is dead. A reporter working for RIA Novosti news agency in Lithuania, Irina Vysokovich, travelled to the Ukrainian town of Kherson to cover […]