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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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No Indian assurance to Lagarde on IMF top job bid (Lead)


June 7th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) India Tuesday did not give any assurance of support to visiting French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for her bid to head the International Monetary ... Read more...

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Lagarde seeks India’s support for top IMF job


June 7th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde Tuesday met top Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, to seek support for ... Read more...

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Record-breaking growth by Canadian economy


June 1st, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 1 (IANS) Posting the highest growth rate in more than a decade in annualised terms, Canada's economy grew 6.1 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. With the ... Read more...

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G8/G20 leaders urged to have new policies for economic recovery (Lead)


April 29th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, April 29 (IANS) Meeting ahead of the G8 and G20 summits here in June, heads of business chambers from the G8 industrialised nations urged their leaders to institute new polices to ... Read more...

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Chambers of commerce set agenda for G8/G20 summits


April 29th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) Meeting ahead of the G8 and G20 summits here in June, heads of business chambers from G8 nations have urged their leaders to institute new polices to sustain ... Read more...

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Russia hints at Pak-Afghan militants’ hand in blasts (Lead, Changing dateline)


March 30th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto/Moscow, March 30 (IANS) Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in Canada to attend a foreign ministers' summit, said terrorists from the Pakistan-Afghan border region may have a hand in Monday's ... Read more...

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‘India’s scientific research grew 80 percent since 2000′


October 6th, 2009 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) There has been an 80 percent increase in India's scientific research output since 2000, a news study revealed Tuesday, forecasting that the country will overtake all other ... 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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Meeting PM a dream come true, says Orissa tribal girl


July 14th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) For 16-year-old Orissa girl Sanyukta Pangi, who represented India in the Junior 8 (J8) summit parallel to the G8-G5 summit in Italy, the highlight of her ... 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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G8 concerned over threat of terrorists acquiring WMDs


July 9th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
L'Aquila (Italy), July 9 (IANS) The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their means of delivery poses a global challenge, said leaders of the world's most industrialised countries ... Read more...

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Agriculture, food security should top global agenda: Manmohan


July 9th, 2009 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 8 (IANS) Agriculture and food security need to be placed at the "core of the international agenda", Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said after the G5 ... Read more...

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Chinese President cuts short G8 summit visit due to Xinjiang violence


July 8th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Florence (Italy), July 8 (ANI): Chinese President Hu Jintao has cut short his G8 visit to Italy and flown back to Beijing in the wake of Xinjiang's worsening situation.Hu will miss the ... Read more...

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PM presses for reform of ‘anachronistic’ UN Security Council


July 7th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Ahead of the G8 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made a vigorous pitch for reform of the UN Security Council and underlined that ... 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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Israel reiterates promise not to build settlements


June 28th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 28 (ANI): Responding to international demands that Israel freeze construction in the West Bank, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's media advisor said Israel would do so."The government of Israel has already ... Read more...

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After month-long rally, Canadian markets slipping


June 18th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) The almost month-long rally on the Canadian markets is over, with the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) index slipping 5.4 percent in the three sessions of the week. For the ... Read more...

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Tamil Tigers on last leg declare truce, Sri lanka wants surrender (Roundup)


April 26th, 2009 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 26 (IANS) The Tamil Tigers, who are now squeezed into an area of less than eight sq km in the island's north following a major military offensive, Sunday announced a ... Read more...

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Food security, biofuels top G8 agriculture talks


April 19th, 2009 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Cison di Valmarino (Italy), April 18 (DPA) Ensuring global food security, and the role played by biofuels in curbing harmful climate change dominated talks Saturday during the first-ever meeting of agriculture ministers ... 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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Missile test only furthers Iran’s isolation: US


July 9th, 2008 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Washington/Toyako, July 9 (DPA) The US Wednesday condemned Iran's long-range missile tests, saying they were "completely inconsistent" with its international obligations and further isolated the Islamic country. "The Iranian regime only furthers ... Read more...

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G8 backs India nuclear deal, stresses on non-proliferation


July 9th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toyako (Japan), July 9 (IANS) In a clear sign that the India-US nuclear deal enjoys the support of key NSG countries, the G8 nations Wednesday came out in support of civil nuclear ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens with focus on Africa (Lead)


July 7th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Toyako (Japan), July 7 (Xinhua) The leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) most industrialised nations met their counterparts from seven African countries to discuss development in Africa as part of their ... Read more...

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Russia, US in deadlock over missile shield


July 7th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Toyako (Japan), July 7 (RIA Novosti) Russia has told the US that Washington's plan to set up a missile base in Lithuania would be "absolutely unacceptable" to Moscow. The Russian view ... Read more...

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G8 summit opens with meeting with African leaders


July 7th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Toyako (Japan), July 7 (Xinhua) The three-day summit of the Group of Eight (G8) most industrialised countries kicked off Monday with the first session between leaders of the group and their counterparts ... Read more...

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G-8 leaders to call for stockpiling basic grains


July 6th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Toyako (Japan), July 6 (DPA) Leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations are expected to agree during their summit in Hokkaido to stockpile grains to better cope with future food ... Read more...

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African development conference ends with food action plan


May 30th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
DPA Yokohama ( Japan), May 30 (DPA) Threatened by soaring global food prices, African leaders and their development parties Friday called for urgent action to ramp up food production on the continent at ... Read more...

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G8 ministers urge reduction of carbon emissions


May 26th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tokyo, May 26 (DPA) Environmental ministers from seven of the world's largest economies and Russia urged their leaders to set a long-term target and halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The ministers ... Read more...

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G8 development ministers to boost aid to developing nations


April 5th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Tokyo, April 5 (DPA) Development ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) nations, including India and China, Saturday kicked off a two-day meeting to discuss partnerships with emerging economies to increase aid ... Read more...

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Blair takes on international climate change role


March 14th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
DPA London, March 14 (DPA) Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is to join a group of distinguished international experts on climate change which hopes to accelerate efforts to cut global carbon emissions, ... Read more...

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