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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.

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.

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.

2006-06-29 10:20:35

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's richest countries are falling short on pledges made to Africa a year ago on providing life-saving AIDS drugs, expanding trade and boosting aid, said activist rock star Bono.

2006-06-26 04:34:21

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said on Monday that the Group of Eight had failed to make progress on some of the commitments it made at a summit last year to tackle global poverty.

2006-06-25 18:46:58

By Astrid Zweynert LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair has enlisted rock star Bob Geldof and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to help keep track of how wealthy countries live up to their aid commitments to Africa.

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2006-06-08 05:05:00

Road deaths are a global epidemic on the scale of malaria and tuberculosis and world leaders must do more to address the issue, a report said on Thursday.

2005-11-24 08:49:29

ROME (Reuters) - Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof criticised Italy on Thursday for failing to give more to the world's poor and urged its leaders to help break a deadlock in international trade talks.

2005-10-25 18:11:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July had been successful in motivating the young to care about Africa's woes.

2005-10-25 10:29:06

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.