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2010-06-24 15:31:00

Landmark Ontario Retreat Returns to Conference and Vacation Central June 30 To see the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/deerhurst-resort/deerhurst-resorts-muskoka-g8-summit HUNTSVILLE, ON, June 24 /PRNewswire/ - With less than 24 hours to go until the official opening of the Muskoka 2010 G8 Summit, Deerhurst, the landmark Ontario resort chosen as the host venue, is not just ready, but looking ahead. "It's been two years almost to the day since Canada's prime...

2008-07-06 18:00:33

RICH nations must not abandon action to tackle climate change and world poverty in the face of the credit crunch, Gordon Brown warned fellow G8 leaders yesterday. Amid campaigners' fears next week's summit in Japan could see previous pledges on aid and global warming scaled back, the Prime Minister said they should in fact be accelerated. "The world is suffering a triple challenge: of higher fuel prices, higher food prices and a credit crunch," he said. "My message to the G8 will be...

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...

2006-06-30 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...

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...

2006-06-14 06:20:00

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON -- World leaders must not allow concern for energy security to distract them from taking promised action on global warming, top world scientists said on Wednesday. Climate change solutions agreed at the G8 summit in Scotland a year ago risked being pushed off the agenda at next month's G8 summit in Russia by worries about security of energy supply, they said. "One year on from the UK Gleneagles Summit, where the G8 committed to taking action on climate change, this...

2005-07-02 12:59:36

By Jeremy Lovell EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstratorsdressed in white marched through Edinburgh on Saturday todemand leaders of rich nations agree measures to tackle globalpoverty at a summit nearby next week. As part of a day of pressure on the Group of Eight nationsincluding the Live 8 rock concerts, the marchers in Edinburghurged rich states double aid to poor countries, especially inAfrica. They also called for debt relief and trade reform. The demonstrators...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.