July 7, 2005

Bush stays at G8 in Scotland after London attacks

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - President Bush plans to
stay at the G8 summit and has directed federal agencies to take
appropriate precautions in the United States in response to
attacks in London on Thursday.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the London
attacks caused a "temporary suspension" of the morning session
of the summit of Group of Eight leaders.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their
families," McClellan told reporters.

Bush held a video conference call with U.S. Homeland
Security and National Security advisers to ensure precautions
were being taken in the United States.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair's office said Foreign
Minister Jack Straw would go to Gleneagles at once to chair the
meetings during Blair's absence.

The prime minister was leaving the G8 summit on Thursday
for London, but was expected to return to Scotland later in the