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2005-06-27 13:57:06

By Mark Egan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buddy, we gave already. Live 8 concert organizers want to spur a global groundswellof support for African debt relief, but experts say the biggestchallenge in the United States is changing entrenchedperceptions that it is the world's most generous country. Polls over the last decade show most Americans believe 10percent of the federal budget is spent on humanitarian andeconomic aid for the world's poor and that America gives morethan any other country....

2005-07-03 16:13:06

PORTSMOUTH, England (Reuters) - He pulled off the greatestrock concert ever staged. But charity champion Bob Geldof's idea for an "armada" ofBritish vessels bringing French passengers to Britain to joinin anti-poverty demonstrations this week was a damp squib. A total of 73 boats registered to cross from the Frenchcoast to British shores on Sunday, the day after more than 1million people heard Live 8 concerts in 10 venues worldwide. In the end, only four boats arrived in the port town...

2005-07-03 01:00:45

LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof wants to "tilt the world alittle bit on its axis in favor of the poor" by staging 10concerts across four continents to pressure the Group of Eight(G8) richest nations on earth to help. Following are reactions from performers and others aroundthe world on Saturday: NELSON MANDELA (Johannesburg) "Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity, it is anact of justice. It is a protection of a fundamental humanright. "I say to all those leaders, do not look the...

2005-07-03 02:11:56

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - For someone so often called a saint, BobGeldof has an uncanny ability to irritate and offend. The Irish rocker has bullied and badgered his way into thehistory books, pulling off the Live Aid rock concerts 20 yearsago and promising to do something even bigger on Saturday with10 Live 8 gigs to raise awareness of African poverty. The 50-year-old Geldof seems like a walking contradiction. He was the quintessential anti-establishment figure...

2005-07-03 02:08:34

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese rock fans flocked to Tokyo'sLive 8 concert on Saturday, but it was Icelandic singer Bjorkmore than the more serious message about poverty that seemed tobe the main draw. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn up to10 concerts across four continents in what is billed as thegreatest live music show ever staged. Whether they come for themusic, the message, or both, remains to be seen. Organizer Bob Geldof hopes the event will put pressure onworld...

2005-07-02 15:29:51

By Matthew Green NIAMEY (Reuters) - Ask the man in charge of savingthousands from starving to death in Niger what he thinks of theLive 8 concerts and he shrugs: he hasn't heard of them. What he does know is that the leaders of the Group of Eightindustrialized countries whom the organizers want to pressureinto doubling aid to Africa have largely ignored his country'spleas for help to tackle a devastating drought. "People have to start dying before the internationalcommunity starts taking...

2005-07-03 12:01:03

By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - After a galaxy of starsrocked the world in the largest live concert ever held,politicians said on Sunday people power could make a differenceas world leaders prepared to meet to relieve poverty. Over a million people listened to rock and pop musicians atvenues across four continents on Saturday to demand that theGroup of Eight wealthy nations cancel the debts of poor Africancountries and boost aid at a summit in Scotland...

2005-07-02 18:51:29

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandelacalled on the world's most powerful leaders to prevent genocideby tackling poverty in Africa, saying failure to do so would bea crime against humanity. The former South African president used a huge concert inJohannesburg on Saturday -- one of nine Live 8 performancesaimed at highlighting Africa's woes -- to warn Western leadersthat history would judge them by their actions. "It is within your power to prevent a genocide...

2005-07-02 17:30:01

By Paul Majendie and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock stars staged theworld's biggest live concert on Saturday to pressure richnations into doing more for the poor. People power rose up across four continents as Irish rockerBob Geldof urged music fans at Live 8 gigs around the globe tocry "No more excuses" to the G8 leaders of the world's leadingindustrialized nations. "Mahatma Gandhi freed a continent, Martin Luther King freeda people, Nelson Mandela freed a country. It...

2005-07-02 02:58:58

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - A galaxy of rock and roll stars willgrace stages across the globe on Saturday for what is beingbilled as the greatest music show ever, in a bid to putpressure on world leaders to do more to help the poor. Live 8, an expanded version of the Live Aid sensation 20years ago, will take in 10 cities and four continents, kickingoff in Tokyo in the east and ending in North America in thewest. In London, boasting arguably the strongest line-up of the10...


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