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Putin, Obama to meet at G20 summit in June


May 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will continue efforts to improve bilateral ties and sign an agreement on future cooperation ... Read more...

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G8 expresses concerns over North Korea, Iran


May 20th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) The leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) major industrialised nations have expressed "deep" and "grave" concern over the actions of North Korea and Iran, and ... Read more...

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G8 leaders stresses boosting growth


May 20th, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations have stressed that bolstering economic growth and job creation was critical to the global economic recovery."The global economic ... Read more...

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Russia disagrees with G8 on internet development: Medvedev


May 28th, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's stance on internet development and intellectual property rights differs from that in the final joint declaration of the G8 leaders, Russian President Dmitry ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders committed to mobilising five billion additional fundingby 2015


June 27th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by ANI
Toronto, June 27 (ANI): Group of Eight (G8) leaders on Saturday concluded their 2010 annual summit at Huntsville with a pledge to mobilize an additional five billion US dollars over the next ... Read more...

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G8 pledges $7.3 bn for poor countries


June 26th, 2010 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Huntsville (Canada), June 26 (DPA) World leaders and donor groups have pledged $7.3 billion in aid by 2015 to reduce child mortality and save women in poor countries from dying in childbirth, ... Read more...

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World leaders gather in Canada ahead of G8, G20 summits


June 25th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) World leaders descended on Toronto Thursday for three days of summits among the Group of Eight (G8) leading industrialised nations and the Group of 20 (G20) top world ... Read more...

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Protesters call G8 leaders for action on poverty


June 25th, 2010 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 25 (DPA) Two aid groups organised protests Thursday dressed as "pregnant" world leaders to call on the Group of Eight (G8) leading economies to take action against poverty and child ... Read more...

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Bono, Bob Geldof unveil ‘Hurl Berl’ game targeting Berlusconi


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Anti-poverty campaigners Bono and Bob Geldof have unveiled an online game targeting Silvio Berlusconi - a hammer thrower in the game hurls the Italian Premier's cartoon character ... Read more...

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Rock band Silent Minds to campaign against maternal mortality


May 25th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Martha Wainwright and Jim Kerr of the rock band Simple Minds have re-invented one of their popular songs 'Promised you a miracle' to speak out against maternal ... Read more...

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Masked protesters will greet G8/G20 leaders at summit


May 17th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 17 (IANS) Much before world leaders descend here for the G8 and G20 summits next month, anti-globalization and green protesters are already gearing to greet them wearing masks of ... Read more...

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Secretary Clinton to travel to Canada to attend the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting


March 26th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will travel to Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada, for the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting on March 29-30, Assistant Secretary of State for ... Read more...

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Toronto to host G20 summit in June


December 8th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 8 (IANS) Toronto will play host to the next G20 summit in June, a statement by the Canadian prime minister's office has said. World leaders will gather in Canada's biggest ... Read more...

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G8 leaders ‘ignored’ UN findings on climate change: Pachauri


July 21st, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 21 (IANS) The world's largest economies have "clearly ignored" the findings of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning UN scientific body that evaluates climate change when formulating their recent proposals on ... Read more...

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Sarah Brown twice refused veal meal at G8 summit


July 11th, 2009 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): Sarah Brown might belong to a nation of avid meat-eaters, but the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown twice declined eating veal during official receptions at ... Read more...

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G8 leaders condemn Iranian President Ahmadinejad


July 10th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
L'Aquila (Italy), July 10 (IANS) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Friday criticized by name by the G8, the group of the world's wealthiest and most industrialized countries, for the ongoing turmoil in ... Read more...

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Orissa teenager represents India in Rome for J8


July 10th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) While top global leaders like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are meeting in Italy, Orissa teenager Sanyukta Pangi is busy attending a summit parallel to the G8-G5 ... Read more...

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Tribal Oriya girl meets G8 leaders in Italy


July 9th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorL'aquila, July 9 (ANI): A 16 year old tribal girl from Orissa's Koraput district rubbed shoulders with world leaders at the Junior Eight summit in Italy.Sanjukta Pangi is ... Read more...

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New push from rich, developing nations to global trade talks


July 9th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (IANS) The groups of rich and developing countries, including India, are likely to commit themselves to early conclusion of the Doha Development Round of multilateral ... Read more...

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G8 endorses Obama’s call for world free of nuclear weapons


July 9th, 2009 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (DPA) The Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations meeting in Italy endorsed calls by US President Barack Obama for a world without nuclear weapons. "We are all committed ... Read more...

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G8 deplores detentions of journalists in Iran


July 9th, 2009 - 6:50 am ICT by IANS
L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (DPA) The Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations Wednesday criticised the "unjustified" detention of journalists in Iran and condemned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for denying the Holocaust. In a ... Read more...

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G8 leaders asked to do more to save poor children


July 8th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) An international NGO has asked G8 leaders gathered in Italy to do more to save the world's poorest children, stating that 9.2 million kids die every year ... Read more...

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G8 summit stands on shaky ground - literally!


July 8th, 2009 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Rome, July 8 (IANS) Leaders of the world's wealthiest and most industrialised countries are being briefed about emergency evacuation plans by Italian authorities as the earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila ... Read more...

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After Pope, Geldof attacks Italian PM over failing to deliver Africa aid


July 6th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 6 (ANI): Ahead of this week's G8 summit, Irish singer and activist Bob Geldof has joined the Pope in assailing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for not being able to ... Read more...

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Poor can’t eat promises, G8 must do more: NGO


July 6th, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The heads of government who are meeting this week for the G8 Summit in Italy need to find $23 billion a year to halve hunger by 2015, ... Read more...

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Two young Indian delegates to meet G-8 world leaders


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl from Koraput, Orissa and a 17-year-old boy from Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, will be representing India at the Junior 8 summit in Rome this year. ... Read more...

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MPs urge wealthy nations to stand and deliver on climate change


June 12th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) One hundred senior legislators from around the globe meeting in Rome Friday called on the world's wealthiest eight countries to transfer up to $140 billion per year to ... Read more...

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G8 assesses impact of global economic crisis


June 11th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 11 (DPA) The impact of the global economic crisis on poorer nations and ways to promote sustainable development strategies topped the agenda Thursday at the first ever meeting of ministers ... Read more...

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Goodbye from the worlds biggest polluter, says Bush to G8 leaders


July 11th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): After rejecting global climate-change targets, US President George W Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept targets at his last G8 summit.Goodbye ... Read more...

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India secures G8 backing for civil nuclear cooperation


July 10th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) In what is now seen as a well choreographed diplomatic move, India secured the backing of the powerful G8 nations even as it formally approached the International ... Read more...

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Opposition denies talks as Mugabe’s party accuses G8 of ‘racism’


July 9th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, July 9 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition party Wednesday denied it was engaged in talks with President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF on sharing power as Mugabe's goverment accused the G8 group of wealthy nations ... Read more...

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G8 summit ends, tough decisions for UN (Roundup)


July 9th, 2008 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 9 (DPA) A three-day Group of Eight (G8) summit in Japan came to a close Wednesday, with its leaders passing on tough decisions on climate change, Africa and Zimbabwe ... Read more...

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G8, developing partners call for broad emission cuts (Lead)


July 9th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako, July 9 (DPA) The Group of Eight (G8) leaders and their counterparts from the world's eight major developing countries committed themselves Wednesday to "a long-term global goal for emission reductions". But ... Read more...

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G8 meets leaders of developing countries for talks


July 9th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako, July 9 (DPA) The Group of Eight (G8) leaders were meeting their colleagues from the rest of the world Wednesday, hoping to sell their "50 by 50" deal on emission cuts ... Read more...

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Russia rejects sanctions against Zimbabwe


July 8th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 8 (DPA) Russia at the Group of Eight (G8) leaders meeting here Tuesday rejected further sanctions against the regime of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe. "We don't believe that in ... Read more...

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