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2006-07-17 07:15:43

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders on Monday inched toward a breakthrough over global trade on Monday, Britain said, at the end of a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East crisis. After G8 leaders met key developing countries at the summit British Prime Minister Tony Blair said there were signs of willingness to make the compromises needed to rescue a troubled world trade pact. "Before we had our lunch...

2006-07-17 04:45:12

By Caren Bohan and David Clarke ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Group of Eight leaders met key developing countries on Monday to give a push to world trade talks at a big-power summit strained by divisions over the Middle East. The United States and its G8 partners, in a final session of their summit, were locked in talks with global trade players including Brazil, India and China, who are pushing for a better deal for the world's poorer nations. Meanwhile, the United States...

2006-07-09 23:14:43

By Gilbert Le Gras WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global trade talks are on the cusp of collapse and leaders of the world's most powerful industrialized and developing countries must break the impasse at a summit in Russia next week, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz wrote in a letter to each leader. "With time running out, our collective efforts can make the difference," he said in a letter sent on Friday to leaders of the Group of Eight rich industrialized nations and five major...

2005-07-08 11:29:44

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa welcomed the Group of Eight's $25 billion boost in annual aid on Friday, but worried the rich world's latest promise may fizzle in the face of Africa's desperate needs. "Intentions and actualisation are not the same thing," said Kenyan Finance Minister David Mwiraria. "We would like to see a situation where there is money now." The Group of Eight (G8) ended its Gleneagles summit in Scotland announcing members would more than double aid to...

2005-07-08 10:14:07

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa welcomed the Group of Eight's $25 billion boost in annual development aid on Friday, but some activists said the rich world was still not committed to the real steps needed to end African poverty. The Group of Eight (G8) ended its Gleneagles summit in Scotland announcing they would more than double aid to Africa by 2010 and promising to work to end the farm export subsidies that undercut Africa's own agricultural products. The pledge capped...

2005-07-08 06:01:38

By Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders put Africa at the center of their annual summit on Friday, determined the deadly wave of bombings in London should not overshadow their final day of talks. British Prime Minister Tony Blair skipped most of Thursday's meetings to handle the aftermath of the attacks, but he returned to Gleneagles overnight to take charge of negotiations on a cause he has championed -- boosting aid to Africa. Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8)...

2005-07-07 18:55:31

By Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders gathered in Scotland for a high-powered summit reacted with shock, sorrow and ultimately defiance to news of Thursday's multiple bomb attacks in London. Diplomatic differences were immediately laid aside as the leaders rallied around their host, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, well aware that the explosions in far away London were clearly aimed at them. "A band of criminal fanatics have made London and England pay a high...