June 8, 2018

Pope Francis gets his own bespoke space suit so he can ‘go flying’

ABC News(VATICAN CITY) -- First was a one-of-a-kind Lamborghini. Now his own space suit. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, along with American Commander Randolph Bresnik, presented Pope Francis on Friday with his very own blue flight suit so he "can go flying." Nespoli and Bresnik were two of five astronauts who, along with their families, were personally invited to meet with the pope at the Vatican. The suit was personalized with the pope’s birth name, "Jorge M. Bergoglio," on the front and an A..
June 8, 2018

Guatemala opens probe into possible negligence in wake of devastating volcanic eruption

ABC News(GUATEMALA CITY) -- Guatemala has opened an investigation into possible negligence in the wake of Sunday's volcanic eruption, as the death toll continues to climb. Guatemala's attorney general and head of the Public Ministry, María Consuelo Porras Argueta, announced in a statement Thursday that the probe will determine whether "the necessary protocols were activated to allow for prudent and timely decisions." Investigators will look into why communities were not warned to get o..
June 8, 2018

Trump’s call for Russia to join G7 faces swift backlash

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's call Friday for Russia to re-enter the G7 four years after the country was kicked out from the group of countries over its annexation of Crimea has resulted in a fierce backlash from foreign policy critics on both sides of the aisle. "Why are we having a meeting without Russia being in the meeting?" Trump asked reporters before his departure for the summit in Charlevoix, Canada. "And I would recommend – it's up to them. But Russia should..
June 8, 2018

Pope Francis expected to address world’s top oil execs at Vatican climate change conference

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME, Italy) -- While the G-7 leaders meet in Canada, the world’s top oil company executives are gathering at the Vatican for a two-day conference on climate change and the possibility of countries' transitioning away from dependence on fossil fuels. Senior executives from oil giants such as British Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, Norway's Equinor, Mexico's Pemex and ExxonMobil are expected today for the meeting in the exclusive venue of a frescoed 16th-century vil..