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2005-10-25 18:11:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July had been successful in motivating the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. However Geldof said: "Some people may, perhaps correctly, view Live 8 as the blink of an eye. Five days later, the...

2005-10-25 09:40:21

Please read in 18th paragraph: "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof." instead of "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldoff." Corrects spelling of name. By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - He was a progressive rock star in the '70s, an MTV video icon in the '80s and a world music guru for the new millennium. He's also a record producer, songwriter, political activist and musical talent scout. A kind of multi-media artist-rebel -- with many causes. Now Peter Gabriel has a new title -- director of...

2005-10-25 10:29:06

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-10-25 10:23:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-10-06 07:44:14

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-06 06:38:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-03 03:45:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia. Experts are divided about whether the secretive five-member committee would dare to broaden the scope of the $1.3 million award in 2005 to honor Geldof or Bono, who have campaigned for years to ease hunger and poverty in Africa. Last year,...

2005-09-06 11:44:50

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof could find a new role for himself herding sheep in a Dublin park after the council voted to give him freedom of the city. Freemen of the capital have the right to graze sheep on common ground within the city boundaries and Geldof could follow in the footsteps of fellow rockers U2 who brought lambs into central Dublin's St Stephen's Green when they received the honor six years ago. "The truth is I do have 14...

2005-07-15 08:08:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Remember Live 8? Two weeks after Bob Geldof assembled the greatest rock-'n-roll lineup ever to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty, people are questioning whether musicians and celebrities should do anything other than entertain. Two Irish rockers, Geldof and U2 frontman Bono, rubbed shoulders with the world's most powerful men in Scotland during a summit earlier this month, calling for more aid and debt relief and prounouncing themselves...

2005-07-08 13:58:01

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders agreed on Friday to more than double aid for Africa to $50 billion, presenting the deal as a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks. The announcement was the culmination of a Group of Eight summit of rich nations hosted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had been determined to focus on African poverty despite Thursday's attacks, which killed more than 50 people. "We speak today in the...