The head of the US Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said on Monday in the administration's latest sign of turbulence.
Donald Trump has threatened to walk out of future press briefings if reporters do not act with decorum. The US president was speaking after a Washington DC court ordered the White House to return CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass after it was revoked by the US Secret Service.
Police in Peru have seized 2.3m dollars in counterfeit notes. Prosecution said the notorious Quispe Rodriguez family clan is behind the production of fake currency. Peruvian police chief, Raul Salazar, said the gang was planning to smuggle the counterfeit 50 dollar bills into the United States, hidden inside Peruvian souvenirs.
President Barack Obama poked fun at his likely presidential rival Mitt Romney and Republican opponents in Congress, including a dig at Romney's treatment of a pet dog, at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
Another embarrassing ‘Colombian style’ incident surfaced involving US personnel and prostitutes in Latin America on Tuesday, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said that Marines had been punished for allegedly injuring a prostitute in Brazil in December.