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..
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..