Bill de Blasio is making no apologies for his aggressive style during the first Democratic debate. The New York mayor says Democrats shouldn't "be afraid to mix it up" and argues it's a "giant turnoff to the voters" when politicians mince their words. De Blasio notably went after former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke for his opposition to eliminating private insurance in favor of nationalized health care.
Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press | PostedJun 26th - 7:32pm
North Korea said Thursday that South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington, as it stepped up its pressure on the United States to work out new proposals to salvage deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | PostedJun 26th - 6:57pm
The Australian government said Thursday it was "urgently seeking clarification" on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea, which the attorney-general described as a "matter of the utmost seriousness."
Guatemala's Attorney General's Office says it has searched the offices of the country's election commission following supposed inconsistencies in the vote count in the June 16 general elections. The search led to the suspension of a planned vote-by-vote recount.
Russian officials are hailing the decision by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to ratify credentials of the country's delegation, restoring Russia's participation five years after being stripped of voting rights.
Kate By Pury and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press | PostedJun 26th - 12:04pm
Russia's envoy on Venezuela said Wednesday that an international mediation effort between Nicolas Maduro's government and the opposition have raised a glimmer of hope for settling the crisis, strongly warning the U.S. against using force.
Peter Orsi and Amy Guthrie, Associated Press | PostedJun 26th - 10:30am
The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments.
Marcos AlemÁn and Peter Orsi, Associated Press | PostedJun 26th - 10:14am
The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard to look at but takes some comfort in knowing "they died in each other's arms."