Quantcast

Latest G-8 Stories

2010-06-22 09:15:00

PARIS, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced its participation in the 'Experience Canada' pavilion at the International Media Center for the G-8 and G-20 Summits, June 23 - 25, 2010. The company will exhibit a concept vehicle based on a 2010 Toyota Prius which is a platform for first-of-its-kind in-vehicle services and functionality including on-demand entertainment, infotainment, diagnostics, navigation and other mobile services made...

2008-10-04 03:00:16

By Bunnell, Stephen At a July 8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan, the heads of government of the Group of Eight (G-8), a forum of the largest economies worldwide, continued discussions on expanding their current nonproliferation partnership from a focus on the former Soviet Union to a more global approach. They also took note of the program's achievements to date in the former Soviet Union as well as remaining projects there. In a statement released after the summit, the leaders acknowledged the...

2008-09-02 18:00:08

Hiroshima, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Lower house speakers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing. They have gathered in this western Japan city to discuss peace and disarmament, the seventh summit of G-8 lower house speakers and the first to be hosted by Japan. Joining the talks from the United States is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became the highest ranking U.S....

2008-09-02 12:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Hiroshima, 2 September: Lower house speakers from the Group of Eight major nations agreed Tuesday to adhere to and further enhance the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as they wrapped up their one- day gathering in Hiroshima. In closing the seventh annual conference, Japanese House of Representatives Speaker Yohei Kono told a press conference, "We agreed to maintain and further strengthen the spirit of the NPT, which is to...

2008-09-02 06:00:08

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Hiroshima, 2 September: Lower house speakers of the Group of Eight countries met Tuesday [2 September] in Hiroshima to discuss issues such as the role of parliament in promoting peace and reducing arms around the world. Participants also discussed decision-making in a bicameral legislature, touching on the situation involving a divided parliament in which each of the two houses is controlled by opposing political groups....

2008-07-10 03:00:15

By La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 10--At the G-8 conference in Tokayo, Japan, on Wednesday, President Bush praised the "significant progress" that has been made on global warming. Unfortunately, whatever progress has been made would have been enhanced if the United States were fully engaged on the issue. Alone among industrialized democracies, the United States has not ratified the Kyoto treaty on climate change. Now, the president is talking about climate change issues as if he is not...

2008-07-09 09:00:04

By Tom Raum and Joseph Coleman Associated Press TOYAKO, Japan -- World leaders embraced for the first time on Tuesday an ambitious but nonbinding goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions in half by midcentury to stave off global warming. Unimpressed environmentalists called the effort too slow and too uncertain. Leaders of some of the world's richest nations praised the agreement, which endorsed President Bush's insistence that fast- developing countries like China and India join in the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.