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Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to renew attention in his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima....

Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama's visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Visitors to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Friday had this to say ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit later in the day. Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to come to Hiroshima, a city devastated by a U.S.-dropped atomic bomb at the end of World War II....

BY THE NUMBERS: The atomic bombing of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima on Friday, the first sitting American president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city in western Japan on Aug. 6, 1945. A second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later. The U.S. has said the bombings hastened Japan's surrender and eliminated the need for a U.S. invasion that would have cost many more lives. The toll on the two Japanese cities was heavy. Here's a look, by the numbers, at the atomic bombing of Hiroshima:...

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed success Friday in winning support for his approach to fighting off a possible economic crisis from fellow leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan....

How Alibaba won _ and lost _ a friend in Washington
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted....

Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows
CAIRO (AP) -- A French vessel that joined the search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board arrived Friday in the crash area, as Egyptian officials said search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft....

Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko who came home earlier this week after two years in Russian custody said on Friday would run for president if that's what Ukrainians desire....

The Latest: UK ready to deploy 5th ship off Libya
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):...

Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives
BOBIGNY, France (AP) -- Air France union members are facing trial over a violent protest against job cuts that left two executives fleeing under police cover with their shirts ripped off....

West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel
AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) -- The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government....

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