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2011-05-30 00:00:29

World leaders fall behind on existing promises on development, health and hunger. Summit fails to address global food price crisis, even as millions pushed into poverty (PRWEB) May 28, 2011 As Group of Eight leaders close their annual summit today, Christian humanitarian agency World Vision is concerned about the consequences of their failure to fulfill or bolster the impact of existing aid commitments, even as rising global food prices push millions of households further toward hunger and...

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...

2008-07-10 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. Both Russia and a number of other states, including G8 members, have such opportunities," Medvedev said at a press conference summing up outcomes of the last G8 summit in Japan. In terms of environmental...

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...

2006-06-30 14:04:49

By Gilbert Le Gras WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A plan to develop a vaccine for poor countries against the virus that causes pneumonia and meningitis could still go forward even if G8 leaders meeting in two weeks fail to agree on funding, officials said on Friday. The Italian proposal is on the Group of Eight leaders' agenda for its meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida July 15-17 and would cost the wealthiest nations $900 million, said an Italian official, who added that the idea has broad...

2005-12-26 15:06:43

By Adrian Croft MADRID (Reuters) - Spain should push to be a member of the Group of Eight (G8) club of leading economies now that its output has surpassed that of G8 member Canada, an influential Spanish thinktank said on Monday. The Financial Studies Foundation presented a study setting out Spain's credentials to be part of the G8 at a meeting of its board, which includes some of Spain's top business executives. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the foundation's...

2005-07-05 17:54:54

By William Maclean SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - African leaders urged a summit ofrich nations opening in Britain on Wednesday to cancel debtowed by African governments, reform international trade andincrease aid to fight poverty on the continent. Heads of state of the African Union (AU), ending a two-daymeeting in Libya, also pledged to step up efforts to end warand political instability and improve standards of governanceto attract investment to the world's poorest continent. "We request the...


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