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2005-07-07 10:49:35

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - The Group of Eight powers meeting in Scotland have agreed the text of a communiqu© on combating global warming, German negotiator Bernd Pfaffenbach told reporters. He said they had agreed to try to reduce greenhouse gases by promoting cleaner technology and energy efficiency, but also made reference in their text to the Kyoto Protocol -- which the United States, alone among G8 members, has not signed. No specific targets were mentioned in the text....

2005-07-07 07:05:51

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - President Bush plans to stay at the G8 summit and has directed federal agencies to take appropriate precautions in the United States in response to attacks in London on Thursday. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the London attacks caused a "temporary suspension" of the morning session of the summit of Group of Eight leaders. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," McClellan told reporters. Bush held a video conference...

2005-07-07 02:57:42

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - British police surrounded a G8 protest campsite on Thursday after a day of sometimes violent confrontation around the summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations. Officers said they had thrown a security cordon around the campsite in the town of Stirling, 32 km (20 miles) south of Gleneagles, to protect public safety. They were allowing protesters to come and go as long as they submitted to body searches. They said everything was quiet. But protesters,...

2005-07-06 11:39:05

By Jeremy Lovell GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Riot police clashed with protesters close to the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland on Wednesday after a demonstration against Group of Eight (G8) leaders ended in chaos. Around 100 officers in full riot gear mounted a baton charge to drive protesters away from a security fence surrounding the hotel, where President Bush and his G8 counterparts were due to meet. Demonstrators from a range of anti-capitalist, anti-globalization and anarchist...

2005-07-06 10:01:47

By Jeremy Lovell GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-G8 protesters marched on a heavily fortified Scottish hotel on Wednesday where world leaders, under pressure to tackle climate change and poverty in Africa, were due to meet. Chanting, blowing whistles and carrying placards bearing images of George W. Bush and his Group of Eight counterparts, the demonstrators walked from the small town of Auchterarder in central Scotland to within a few hundred meters (yards) of the...

2005-07-06 07:17:15

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Anti-G8 protesters clashedwith police on Wednesday as the heads of the Group of Eightindustrialized nations prepared to meet at the heavilyfortified Gleneagles golfing resort near Edinburgh. "There have been clashes with the protesters as theystarted to leave their camp in Stirling. Objects were thrown atpolice. There have been two arrests but no reported injuries,"a police spokeswoman told Reuters. Police closed several roads in the area to the south...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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