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Obama becomes 1st US president to visit Hiroshima bomb site
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons....
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G7 leaders pledge action on terrorism, refugees, slow growth
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies ended a summit Friday by issuing an action plan for countering terrorism and other risks to peace and global growth, including the massive flows of refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe to escape conflict and poverty at home....
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Obama's every gesture will be scrutinized in Hiroshima visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Every gesture. Every word uttered or avoided. Every person Barack Obama speaks with, listens to and stands beside in Hiroshima. All of it will help determine the success of a trip with huge potential political and diplomatic pitfalls, both in America and Asia....
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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....
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Are you Alibaba-literate? 5 things to know about company
SHANGHAI (AP) -- Alibaba is the world's biggest e-commerce platform. Over 420 million people scooped up $485 billion worth of stuff last fiscal year on Alibaba's sites. The company went public in 2014, raising $25 billion - more than Facebook - in the largest offering in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. Here are key things to know:...
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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 ...
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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....
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GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China
BEIJING (AP) -- General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves....
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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....
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Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows
CAIRO (AP) -- The chief investigator in the EgyptAir plane crash that killed all 66 people on board last week says search teams in the Mediterranean have picked up a beacon believed to be from the doomed aircraft....
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