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2006-07-07 11:23:36

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - G8 leaders will discuss trade issues, including the stalled Doha Development round of talks, at a summit in Russia this month but as yet there are no plans for a separate gathering of the G6 group of leading trade powers, U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab said on Friday. "There are no current plans for a gathering of the G6 or full WTO membership but certainly those could be pulled together fairly quickly and all of us would not be surprised if we end up...

2006-06-24 18:09:59

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - Russia does not meet democratic standards for membership of the Group of Eight and its leadership of the rich nations' club risks destroying the G8's credibility, a British think-tank said on Sunday. Russia has gone backwards in its respect for democracy and civil liberties since it took over the presidency of the G8 in January, the Foreign Policy Center said in a report published before a Group of Eight summit in St. Petersburg on July 15-17. The...

2006-06-20 14:51:09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged leaders from the seven most industrialized nations to rebuke Russia for backsliding on democracy when they meet next month with President Vladimir Putin. Russia is due to host a summit of the Group of Eight world powers -- the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Canada and Russia -- in St. Petersburg July 15-17. In a letter to President George W. Bush and other G7 premiers the four senior...

2006-06-10 07:32:31

By Gleb Bryanski and Swaha Pattanaik ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the G8 economic powers predicted a year of strong economic growth on Saturday despite high oil prices, skidding U.S. stock prices, rising interest rates and fears of inflation. Meeting in St Petersburg, the ministers said in a communiqu© that economic growth was healthy and becoming more broadly based despite oil at $70 a barrel and other imbalances -- one of which is the big U.S. trade...

2006-06-10 09:17:23

By Brian Love and Douglas Busvine ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the G8 economic powers predicted a year of strong economic growth on Saturday despite high oil prices, skidding U.S. stock prices, rising interest rates and fears of inflation. Meeting in St Petersburg, the ministers said in a communiqu© that economic growth was healthy and becoming more broadly based despite oil at $70 a barrel and imbalances -- one of which is the big U.S. trade deficit,...

2006-06-10 08:12:32

By Gavin Jones and Louise Egan ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Finance ministers from the G8 economic powers predicted a year of strong economic growth on Saturday despite high oil prices, skidding U.S. stock prices, rising interest rates and fears of inflation. Meeting in St Petersburg, the ministers said in a communiqu© that economic growth was healthy and becoming more broadly based despite oil at $70 a barrel and imbalances -- one of which is the big U.S. trade deficit,...

2006-06-08 08:47:41

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Bush and Russia's Vladimir Putin will meet for separate talks in St. Petersburg on July 14 on the eve of the G8 summit, a Kremlin official was quoted as saying on Thursday. "On the eve of the opening of the G8 summit there will be a working visit by U.S. President Bush," Kremlin deputy spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying by RIA news agency. He had no word on the program for the talks. Relations between the two powers have cooled since May 4 when...

2006-04-07 02:53:28

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has bought a fleet of Israeli water cannon to douse anti-globalization protesters when second city St Petersburg hosts the Group of Eight summit this summer, a newspaper reported on Friday. Restrictions on foreigners traveling to Russia and tight security at the July 15-17 summit make it unlikely there will be a repeat of the noisy protests seen at previous G8 gatherings. But Russian police are taking no chances. "A consignment of these vehicles has been...

2006-03-24 09:58:31

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday it will use new unmanned drones to help provide security during a summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations in July. RIA news agency quoted Deputy Interior Minister Mikhail Sukhodolsky as saying the ministry had already tried out the gadgets but said he gave few details about the drones. "The Russian Interior Ministry is having its first experience of using pilotless flying apparatus, the first models of which we have already put...

2006-01-31 05:31:06

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday defended Russia's role in the Group of Eight industrialised democracies, saying the club should not become a forum for "fat cats." "I know the mood of the leaders of the G8. No one is against our active participation in this club. No one wants the G8 to turn into a gathering of fat cats," he told a Kremlin news conference. Russia took over the rotating G8 chair at the start of this year and leaders of the elite club that also...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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