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In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to... more »»

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 27, 2016

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blas. more »»

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. more »»

Stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data

May 27, 2016

HONG KONG (AP) — Global stock markets rose modestly on Friday as the investment outlook remained uncertain ahead of U.S. economic data and remarks by the head of the Federal Reserv. more »»

Savchenko: I could run for president if Ukrainians want it

May 27, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — Nadezhda Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero's welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that's what Ukrainians... more »»

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

May 27, 2016

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... more »»

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

May 27, 2016

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... more »»

Official: Beacon from Egypt crash detected, search narrows

May 27, 2016

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... more »»

Village where children climb cliffside ladder may get stairs

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — A village in China's mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800-meter (2,625-foot)-high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to... more »»

Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives

May 27, 2016

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 of. more »»

Korean Air jet has engine fire in Tokyo, people evacuated

May 27, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport Friday, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. more »»

Asian stocks edge up as investors await Yellen talk, US data

May 27, 2016

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets rose modestly Friday as investors maintained a cautiously optimistic outlook while they waited for U.S. economic data and remarks by the Fed chief. more »»

The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism

May 27, 2016

ISE, Japan (AP) — The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):


2 p.m. more »»

GM recalls 2.2 million cars in China

May 27, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valve. more »»

G7 leaders pledge collective action on sagging global growth

May 27, 2016

ISE, Japan (AP) — The leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies have pledged to "collectively tackle" major risks to global growth, including direct political threats to the international... more »»

Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

May 26, 2016

DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attack... more »»



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