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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...

2005-07-08 12:18:46

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Rock musicians Bob Geldof and Bono, who have spearheaded a global push to tackle African poverty, broadly welcomed a pledge on Friday by the Group of Eight (G8) nations to double aid to Africa. "Six hundred thousand people will be alive to remember this G8 in Gleneagles who would have lost their lives to a mosquito bite," Bono said, referring to the difference he thought the extra aid would make to fighting malaria. "If an Irish rock star can quote...

2005-07-08 11:49:18

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Rock musicians Bob Geldof and Bono, who have spearheaded a global push to tackle African poverty, broadly welcomed a pledge on Friday by the Group of Eight (G8) nations to double aid to Africa. "Six hundred thousand people will be alive to remember this G8 in Gleneagles who would have lost their lives to a mosquito bite," Bono said, referring to the difference he thought the extra aid would make to fighting malaria. "If an Irish rock star can quote...

2005-07-06 17:31:37

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty. However, an Italian diplomat poured cold water on their hopes of more cash, saying the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) would offer Africa no additional aid, just repeat promises to honor past commitments. British Prime...

2005-07-06 14:48:51

By Michael Holden EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Rock stars staged a final "Live 8" concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a last-minute bid to press world leaders gathering in nearby Gleneagles to do more to alleviate poverty. The free gig featured artists including James Brown and Annie Lennox. Ten other "Live 8" concerts on Saturday across four continents featured what was billed as the greatest ever line-up of rock and pop talent. About 50,000 people crowded into the Murrayfield sports stadium...

2005-07-06 14:44:20

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty. However, an Italian diplomat poured cold water on their hopes of more cash, saying the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) would offer Africa no additional aid, just repeat promises to honor past commitments. British Prime...

2005-07-06 12:28:48

OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian member of parliament nominated Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof on Wednesday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help poor nations. The peace prize is awarded annually by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Those qualified to nominate candidates include members of national parliaments around the world. The nomination came as leaders of the Group of Eight rich nations gathered in Scotland to discuss aid for Africa under pressure from the...

2005-07-06 11:31:34

By Sean Maguire GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Protesters clashed on Wednesday with police protecting the world's most powerful leaders who arrived for a Group of Eight summit still divided over tackling climate change and helping Africa. Hooded activists smashed car windows and fought with riot police in the nearby town of Stirling while others set up impromptu barricades on the roads around the heavily guarded complex hosting the summit of G8 leaders. Police made 60 arrests as...

2005-07-03 15:48:14

By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - They rocked the world inthe largest live concert ever held. Now the stars of the Live 8extravaganza are looking to leaders to respond by doing more tohelp the poor when they meet later in the week. The ability of people power to make a difference willbecome clearer on July 8 when leaders of the Group of Eight(G8) wealthy industrialized nations end a summit in Scotlandwhere Africa will be high on the agenda. "Mahatma...


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