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Bill O’Reilly busted, take four: Fox News admits his tall tales about Irish terrorists
Fox News issued a mea culpa for one of anchor Bill O’Reilly’s too-good-to-be-true stories ‒ but not for all his anecdotes that critics complain are fake. The controversial talk show host has been under fire for recollections of his reporting career.

02.03.2015 19:51

Ex-guerrilla, pot-legalizing, champion of the poor president: Uruguay's Mujica steps down
Uruguay's president, Jose “Pepe” Mujica, a former guerrilla who lives on a farm and gives most of his salary to charity, is stepping down after five years in office, ending his term as one of the world's most popular leaders ever.

01.03.2015 09:57

Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy
From February to June 2014, Venezuela experienced a period of violence and terrorism by individuals whose stated goal was to force “La Salida,” (the Exit) of the elected government.

27.02.2015 08:28

Judge dismisses case against Argentine president over Jewish center bombing cover-up
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been cleared of accusations made by state prosecutors that she conspired to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the deadly bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994.

26.02.2015 18:23

Paper claim: Malvinas-Falklands join Argentina... on new banknote
More than 30 years after Argentinian forces made a failed attempt to seize the Falkland Islands from the British, Argentina’s Central Bank has announced the introduction of a 50 peso note with the archipelago emblazoned on the front.

25.02.2015 05:47

Maduro: Venezuela has foiled coup directed ‘from Washington’
Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country has defeated an alleged US-sponsored coup which was reportedly plotted by five Air Force officers.

13.02.2015 09:42

Illegal high: Peru declares no-fly zone over cocaine-producing areas
Peru has set up a no-fly zone over its notorious coca-producing region to stop airplanes from smuggling cocaine to neighbors, such as Brazil and Bolivia. Flights not reported to the local aviation authority will be considered "hostile and illegal."

05.02.2015 08:35

Argentinian president 'arrest warrant' drafted before prosecutor died, investigators admit
An investigation into the death of a prosecutor, due to testify against Argentinian President Kirchner, confirmed the president was wrong in saying the prosecutor hadn’t drafted an arrest warrant for her. However, there was no plan to execute the warrant.

03.02.2015 23:45

Maduro accuses Joe Biden of ‘bloody coup’ in Venezuela
The US is behind the attempted coup in Venezuela – that is the accusation President Nicolas Maduro has leveled amid widespread protests back home. And it’s none other than Vice-president Joe Biden who’s behind the entire operation, Maduro alleges.

02.02.2015 07:42

Argentina's stolen children: Decades after junta, people deal with their stolen identities
Almost 500 children in Argentina had their identities erased in the 1970s, after their parents were murdered and they were stolen to be brought up in families with loyal ideology. RTD met with some of the victims who have reunited with their families.

29.01.2015 20:22

​Kirchner calls for Argentine intelligence service overhaul
Argentina’s president has announced a plan to dissolve the country’s top intelligence agency and replace it with a new body that will battle international threats from terrorism, drug and human trafficking, and cyber crimes.

26.01.2015 23:54

AMIA Argentina attack: Mystery behind public prosecutor Nisman’s death
The West’s global war on terrorism certainly kicked off in 2015 with a bang. High-profile events, charged with “unexplained and unexplainable” circumstances, began January 7 with the “Charlie Hebdo Event” in Paris.

26.01.2015 10:49