June 8, 2018

‘They’re all gone,’ woman says of family members lost in aftermath of volcano eruption

ABC News(GUATEMALA CITY) -- Outside of an emergency shelter for evacuees of the Volcan de Fuego eruption in Guatemala, Norma Mavilia Azcon broke down in tears, desperate for any word on whether her two children, her nephew, sister-in-law, father and grandparents survived. "We just want someone to help us find our family," Azcon told ABC News. "They're all gone." Azcon and her brother, Rudy Gerardo Azcon, said they immediately ran for their lives on Sunday afternoon when they first saw smoke..
June 7, 2018

Pompeo distances administration from Giuliani’s North Korea comments

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was forced to distance the administration Thursday from comments made by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who said this week that Kim Jong Un begged “on his hands and knees” for his meeting with the president next week in Singapore. During a visit to Israel for an investment conference, Giuliani said that after Trump abruptly canceled the summit last month in a personal letter to Kim Jong Un, that Kim "got back on his h..
June 7, 2018

Highlights from Vladimir Putin’s call-in show, including advice to his grandson

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- President Vladimir Putin Thursday held his annual “Direct Line” telethon show in which he takes dozens of questions from ordinary Russians for hours during a live broadcast on state television. An odd blend of news interview and talk-radio show, the event enables the Kremlin to touch on questions of national importance, from the economy to relations with the United States. But much of it is also focused on solving the problems of individual Russians who ap..
June 7, 2018

South Koreans cautiously optimistic ahead of Trump-Kim summit

ABCNews.com(SEOUL, South Korea) -- On the streets of Seoul, a euphoric mood for peace has filled the air ahead of next Tuesday’s historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Many await cautiously, however, hoping for a successful outcome to the groundbreaking meeting. The aftermath of the summit will deeply affect the future of permanent peace and security for South Koreans, who have had to endure nuclear threats from the North and talk of war from Was..