June 26, 2016

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Stocks, commodities crash as investors shocked by ‘Brexit’

LONDON — Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world’s largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, Read More…

Five years after Fukushima, woman becomes first to speak out among thyroid cancer patients

KORIYAMA, Japan — She’s 21, has thyroid cancer, and wants people in her prefecture in northeastern Japan to get screened for it. That statement might not seem provocative, but her prefecture is Fukushima, and of the 173 young people with confirmed or suspected cases since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there, she is the first to Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, May 27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima “Death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” the president says in a somber speech in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. 2. Signal detected Read More…

‘Death fell from the sky and the world was changed’: Obama makes historic visit to atomic bomb site of Hiroshima

HIROSHIMA, Japan — 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. “Death fell from the Read More…

Japanese prime minister Abe says G-7 summit is success, but fears still exist of ‘Brexit’ from European Union

SHIMA, Japan — 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. In meetings at an isolated seaside resort renowned Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, May 26

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Nuclear realities hover over Obama’s trip to Hiroshima The visit, coinciding with the G-7 summit in Japan, comes amid concern over North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile capabilities. 2. Who’s lending unlikely support to Trump An increasingly Read More…

Anti-nuke rhetoric of Obama, Abe conflict with pragmatic reality

TOBA, Japan — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack — their words advocating Read More…

Obama addresses climate change, urges freedom of expression as Vietnam visit ends

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the next generation of leaders for being more conscious about the effects of climate change than previous generations and urged them to “do something about it.” During his final public event here, Obama basked in Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 23

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Obama lifts arms ban in first visit to Vietnam The move aims to bolster a communist government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner, especially in the context of China’s regional aspirations. 2. Bloodshed across the Middle Read More…

Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima inspires variety of reactions

TOKYO — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Michiko Kodama saw a flash in the sky from her elementary school classroom on Aug. 6, 1945, before the ceiling fell and shards of glass from blown-out Read More…