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2006-07-17 15:56:42

By Robert Evans and Laura MacInnis GENEVA (Reuters) - Ministers from the world's top trading nations intensified attempts to rescue a global commerce deal on Monday after signals that their political leaders could be more flexible. World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy warned the Doha round was doomed to failure without more room for maneuver and soon after the ministers from the so-called Group of Six agreed to meet again on July 23-24 and July 28-29 in Geneva. "The moment of...

2006-07-17 09:38:50

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday launched a fresh bid to pin down an elusive global trade pact, seeking to give a positive outcome to a big-power summit riven by discords over the Middle East. With the United States and France in open dispute over the approach to the Israeli offensive in Lebanon, hopes of progress toward unblocking deadlocked world trade talks raised spirits at the end of the first G8 summit to be held...

2006-07-17 07:15:43

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday inched toward a breakthrough over global trade on Monday, Britain said, at the end of a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East crisis. After G8 leaders met key developing countries at the summit British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there were signs of willingness to make the compromises needed to rescue a troubled world trade pact. "Before we had our lunch...

2006-07-17 04:45:12

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders met key developing countries on Monday to give a push to world trade talks at a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East. The United States and its G8 partners, in a final session of their summit, were locked in talks with global trade players including Brazil, India and China, who are pushing for a better deal for the world's poorer nations. Meanwhile, the United States...

2006-07-17 02:48:48

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders met on Monday to give a push to world trade talks at a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East. The United States squabbled openly with G8 partner France over interpretation of a joint summit declaration that urged Israel to be restrained in its offensive in Lebanon but told Hezbollah it had to make the first moves to end the crisis. France's Jacques Chirac, who has differed...

2006-07-16 17:55:46

By Michael Steen ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Leaders of the major world powers face a packed agenda including trade talks and a possible statement on world oil prices on Monday, the last day of a G8 summit overshadowed by violence in the Middle East. Sunday's proceedings were dominated by high diplomacy as leaders met a pressing need to formulate a response to the escalating violence in the Middle East, where Israel has bombed Lebanon in retaliation for attacks by Hizbollah...

2006-07-16 14:36:54

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders told Hizbollah militants on Sunday they must free abducted Israeli soldiers and immediately halt attacks on Israel to end an upsurge in Middle East violence. In a statement from their summit in Russia, G8 leaders urged Israel to exercise "utmost restraint" in its offensive in Lebanon, but blamed the crisis squarely on "extremist elements" and put the onus on Hizbollah to stop it. A...

2006-07-16 12:21:02

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Sunday blamed extremists for an upsurge of Middle East violence and while accepting Israel's right to defend itself said the Jewish state should exercise "utmost restraint." Setting out conditions for an end to violence, G8 leaders in summit talks in Russia put the onus on Hizbollah militants to restore peace by releasing abducted Israelis and ending attacks on Israel. Then the Israeli...

2006-07-16 08:25:09

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - World leaders at a big-power summit on Sunday strove to forge a unified position on the Middle East crisis as the United States strongly defended Israel's right to defend itself from Hizbollah militant attacks. Under pressure to respond to the violence, Group of Eight leaders closeted in a tsarist-era palace on the Gulf of Finland raced through documents on pre-planned themes including security of energy supply and...

2006-07-16 05:53:52

By Steve Holland and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - World leaders at a big-power summit on Sunday strove to forge a unified position on the Middle East crisis after President Bush uncompromisingly said Israel had the right to defend itself. With pressure on the Group of Eight to respond to the growing violence, world leaders closeted in a tsarist-era palace on the Gulf of Finland raced through approval of documents on pre-planned themes including promoting secure...


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