Daily Archives: August 7, 2015

Ukraine Short on Time for Debt Deal as Real Deadline Is August

China | Japan marks 70th anniversary of bombing

Japan yesterday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, with Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for US President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.

Tens of thousands of people stood for a minute of silence at 8:15am at a ceremony in Hiroshima’s peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 attack, marking the moment of the blast. Then dozens of doves were released as a symbol of peace.