Japan, Australia, US to fund undersea cable connection in Micronesia to counter China's influence
Japan has joined the United States and Australia in signing an agreement on a $95 million undersea cable project that will connect East Micronesia island nations to improve networks in the Indo-Pacific region where China is increasingly expanding its influence.
Biden: GOP must move off 'extreme' positions, no debt limit deal solely on its 'partisan terms'
President Joe Biden says Republicans in the U.S. House must move off their “extreme positions” on the now-stalled talks over raising America’s debt limit and that there will be no agreement to avert a catastrophic default only on their terms.
Ukrainian president meets with world leaders at G7 as Russia claims a key victory in the war
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy huddled with some of his biggest backers at the Group of Seven meeting in Hiroshima on Sunday, hoping to add to the momentum for his country’s war effort even as Russia claimed a symbolic victory on the battlefield.
Leaders begin arriving in Japan for meeting of G-7 nations, with war in Ukraine high on the agenda
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Hiroshima on Thursday as he prepared to welcome world leaders to the Group of Seven meeting in the western Japanese city that was the site of the world’s first atomic bomb attack.
Japan appeals court order to recognize 'black rain' victims
TOKYO Japan's government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive black rain in the aftermath of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attack. The appeal comes after the Hiroshima District Court for the first time on July 30 recognized the black rain victims outside of a government-set physical boundary used as a basis for deciding survivors' eligibility for medical benefits. The court ruled that 84 plaintiffs who were outside the zone had developed radiation-induced illnesses and should be certified as atomic bomb victims. The U.S. dropped the worlds first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, killing 140,000 people and almost destroying the entire city. The Hiroshima plaintiffs were in areas northwest of ground zero, where radioactive black rain fell hours after the bomb was dropped.
Looking back on Hiroshima, 75 years later: In photos
Three days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. Below are images of the destruction, copyright Getty Images. (Getty Images)A mother tends to her injured child, a victim of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. (Getty Images)Wreckage of buildings in Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb. (Getty Images)
5 things to know as Hiroshima marks 75th A-bomb anniversary
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 1945, file photo, smoke rises 20,000 feet above Hiroshima, western Japan, after the first atomic bomb was dropped during warfare. Hiroshima was targeted because it was a major Japanese military hub filled with military bases and ammunition facilities. The city of Hiroshima on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the worlds first nuclear attack. (AP Photo, File)
Hiroshima survivor recalls working on tram after A-bomb
The U.S. first atomic bomb that exploded on Aug. 6, 1945, changed everything. As that first tram on Aug. 9 moved through Hiroshima, it passed huge piles of rubble and decomposing bodies. As that first tram on Aug. 9 moved through Hiroshima, it passed huge piles of rubble and decomposing bodies. Many different kinds of people, including the injured, were pushing to get onto the train, Shakuda, 89, said in an interview with The Associated Press. When the atomic bomb destroyed most of Hiroshima, 185 employees and students who worked for the Hiroshima Electric Railway died and 266 were injured.