• Text of Obama’s speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

    Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:

  • Security forces arrive to join the forces surrounding Fallujah, Iraq, Friday, May 27, 2016.   Iraqi forces launched an offensive on the city of Fallujah, located 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad, earlier this week.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    In Iraq’s battle for Fallujah, residents gird for long fight

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don’t fully trust.

  • This Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo shows rubble from a 2006 partial evacuation of Amona, an unauthorized Israeli settler outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah. It is the largest of about 100 outposts in the West Bank which were built without permission but generally tolerated by the government. Under an Israeli Supreme Court order, the government must tear down the outpost by the end of 2016. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    West Bank outpost’s impending evacuation a test for Israel

    AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-expanded hard-line government.

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves after a press conference of the Group of Seven Summit in Shima, central Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. The G-7 host, Abe appealed to his fellow leaders to act to avert another global crisis, comparing the current global economic situation to conditions just before the 2008 financial crisis. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    G7 leaders pledge action on terrorism, refugees, slow growth

    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 Seven wealthy nations, despite mounting evidence the formula is failing to yield promised results in Japan.

  • In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Tunisian police officers stand guard near the entrance of the Ghriba synagogue in the resort of Djerba, south Tunisia, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Jewish pilgrims make their annual pilgrimage to El Ghriba synagogue. Under unprecedented security, it is announced Thursday May 26, 2016, the Tunisian island of Djerba will hosting the annual Jewish pilgrimage despite recent attacks that have scared away tourists and a warning from the Israeli government. (AP Photo/Mohsen May, FILE)

    Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

    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 attacks last year scared away visitors.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, left, talks with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the Ujibashi bridge as they visit the Ise Jingu shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan Thursday, May 26, 2016 , ahead of the first session of the G-7 summit meetings. When Obama and Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima - the first time a sitting U.S. president has visited the site of the first atomic bomb attack - their words advocating nuclear disarmament will clash with real-world security necessities. (Toru Hanai/Pool Photo via AP)

    Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

    TOBA, Japan (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there’s the messy reality.

  • Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday in response to rocket fire toward Israel, the Israeli military said.

  • In this May 3, 2016 file photo, World War II veteran Lester Tenney, 95, holds a bamboo stick that he said Japanese soldiers used to beat him while he was held as a prisoner of war, at his home in Carlsbad, Calif. The former Army staff sergeant believes President Barack Obama should keep ex-POWs like him and others in mind when he makes his historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday, May 27. (AP Photo/Julie Watson, File)

    VOICES: Hiroshima serves as memorial for all victims of WWII

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The suffering he endured during World War II still haunts 95-year-old Lester Tenney, who has black lung disease from working as a prisoner of war in a Japanese coal mine.

  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman walks under a screen showing him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the inauguration of their election campaign in Jerusalem. Israel’s incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, just weeks ago suggested that Israel kill Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip and has opposed prosecution of a soldier accused of manslaughter _ just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he now commands. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    Israel’s new defense minister could clash with his soldiers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with the military he now commands.

  • In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)

    Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.