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2005-07-02 19:03:43

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Gordon Brownwill pledge later on Saturday to continue fighting for debtrelief and aid for the world's poorest countries and for atimetable to end trade-distorting export subsidies.

2005-06-30 18:26:59

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - Britain called last-ditch talks onThursday to hammer out an agreed agenda for next week's Groupof Eight summit and welcomed Washington's announcement that itwould double aid to Africa over the next decade.

2005-07-03 10:42:01

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Sunday hehoped this week's meeting of world power leaders in Scotlandwill bring genuine and long-lasting relief to Africa.

2005-07-03 00:10:17

By Claudia Parsons and Paul Majendie PHILADELPHIA/LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million peoplegathered in cities across the world on Saturday for Live 8, thebiggest music concert ever held to pressure rich nations to domore for the poor.

2005-07-02 21:50:35

By Claudia Parsons and Paul Majendie PHILADELPHIA/LONDON (Reuters) - More than a million peoplegathered in cities across the world on Saturday for Live 8, thebiggest music concert ever held to pressure rich nations to domore for the poor.

2005-07-02 16:58:02

By Jeremy Lovell EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A tide of some 200,000 people dressedin white streamed through Edinburgh on Saturday to demand thatleaders of rich nations agree measures to attack global povertyat a summit near the Scottish capital next week.

2005-07-02 14:14:44

By Paul Majendie and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Paul McCartney and U2's Bono fired up ahuge London crowd with "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts ClubBand" on Saturday for the anti-poverty crusade, Live 8, thebiggest music event ever staged.

2005-07-02 12:59:36

By Jeremy Lovell EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of demonstratorsdressed in white marched through Edinburgh on Saturday todemand leaders of rich nations agree measures to tackle globalpoverty at a summit nearby next week.

2005-07-02 12:37:51

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - Icelandic singer Bjork rocked Tokyo onSaturday, kicking off the biggest live music show in historywhich aims to pressure world leaders to do more to fightpoverty.

2005-07-02 11:38:57

By David Dolan TOKYO (Reuters) - What has been billed as the greatestmusic show ever kicked off in Tokyo on Saturday, as the firstin a galaxy of rock stars took to the stage in a global eventaimed at pushing world leaders to do more to help the poor.


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