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President Obama to make historic trip to Hiroshima

Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Barack Obama is to become the first serving US President to visit Hiroshima, which was hit by an American atomic bomb at the end of the second world war.

He will make the historic visit during a trip to Japan and Vietnam later this month according to the White House.

Around 140,000 people died after the bomb was dropped on the city in 1945.

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Johnson: PM achieved 'two thirds of diddly squat' in EU reform

Boris Johnson has attacked the prime minister for achieving "two thirds of diddly squat" in his pre-referendum negotiations with Brussels.

The London Mayor hit back at his critics for "crowing too soon" in his Daily Telegraph column.

Mr Johnson faced criticism after saying Mr Obama's call for Britain to remain in the EU was "incoherent", "inconsistent", and "downright hypocritical".

On his visit to the UK, Obama said being part of the European Union "enhances Britain's global leadership".

So I gather they think it's game over. The Bremainers think they have bombed us into submission.

They think that we have just seen the turning point in the referendum campaign, and that the British people are so intimidated by these testimonials - American presidents, business leaders, fat cats of every description - that they now believe the British people will file meekly to the polls in two months time and consent to stay in the EU; and thereby to the slow and insidious erosion of democracy in this country.

If that is indeed the view of the Remain campaign, they are crowing too soon.

– Boris Johnson
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