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2011-05-30 00:00:29

World leaders fall behind on existing promises on development, health and hunger.

2009-07-07 17:04:00

L'AQUILA, Italy, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Will G8 leaders this week pull off a getaway in which they take the money pledged to developing nations in Africa, and run with it? In a cruel mimicry of "The Italian Job" movie, it appears a heist is already being planned as Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, the group's chairman, arranges a getaway under the cover of a new approach toward aid, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision warns. So far, the Group of Eight countries have...

2008-07-14 12:01:00

By Will Tucker OVER the past two months Oxfam campaigners in Coventry have collected hundreds of people's wishes to end poverty. These wishes were for G8 leaders meeting in Japan, asking them to take urgent action now on global poverty.

2008-07-11 09:01:07

The 2008 G8 meet at Hokkaido, Japan, has concluded that the G8 countries remain committed to meet the 2015 health-related MDGs.

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2008-07-10 13:35:00

Unable to reach an agreement on setting specific targets, the world’s biggest polluters on Wednesday acknowledged the need for “deep cuts” in greenhouse gas emissions.

2008-07-10 00:00:24

TOYAKO, Japan. July 9 (Interfax) - Increasing the energy efficiency of the Russian economy will promote the resolution of the global task of combating climate change, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. "We have vast energy resources, primarily fossil fuels.

2008-07-10 00:00:24

TOYAKO, Japan. July 9 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for expanding the use of nuclear power in the global energy supply structure. "Multifaceted and significant use of nuclear energy could quite considerably complement the already existing energy sources.


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