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Obama ready to face historic, haunted ground of Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Convinced that the time for this moment is right at last, President Barack Obama on Friday will become the first American president to confront the historic and haunted ground of Hiroshima....
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G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The leaders of the Group of Seven rich economies pledged Friday to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international order from terrorist attacks, violent extremism and refugee flows....
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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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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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More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day
ROME (AP) -- More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north....
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