Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing anniversary

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations Secretary General warning of a new arms race following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, and, shortly after, Russian President Vladimir Putin had obliquely raised the possibility of a nuclear strike. The conflict has also heightened concerns about the safety of Ukraine’s nuclear plants. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres joined the thousands packed into the Peace Park i…

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