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2005-07-08 08:57:49

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - World leaders announced a $50 billion boost in development aid on Friday, declaring the deal was a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks. "We speak today in the shadow of terrorism but it will not obscure what we came here to achieve," British Prime Minister Tony Blair declared, flanked by fellow leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) rich states and seven of their African counterparts. Blair, who skipped much...

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...

2005-07-07 19:24:56

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Determined not to be deterred by deadly bomb attacks, British Prime Minister Tony Blair has returned to a summit of world leaders to finalize agreements on Friday on climate change and aid to Africa. Blair left the meeting in Scotland on Thursday -- while the other leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations pushed on with discussions -- to handle the aftermath of the attacks in London that killed at least 37 people. The G8...

2005-07-06 15:33:59

By Sean Maguire GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Group of Eight negotiators, barricaded against protesters in a luxury hotel, sought last-minute deals on Wednesday on climate change and aid for Africa amid pressure to avoid watered-down compromises. Celebrity anti-poverty campaigners joined world leaders at the summit site to press them to double aid to Africa to $50 billion a year, open markets to African goods and cancel debt. "It's all to play for in the next 24 hours. One last push. I...

2005-07-06 17:31:37

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty. However, an Italian diplomat poured cold water on their hopes of more cash, saying the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) would offer Africa no additional aid, just repeat promises to honor past commitments. British Prime...

2005-07-06 14:48:51

By Michael Holden EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Rock stars staged a final "Live 8" concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a last-minute bid to press world leaders gathering in nearby Gleneagles to do more to alleviate poverty. The free gig featured artists including James Brown and Annie Lennox. Ten other "Live 8" concerts on Saturday across four continents featured what was billed as the greatest ever line-up of rock and pop talent. About 50,000 people crowded into the Murrayfield sports stadium...

2005-07-06 14:44:20

By Madeline Chambers and Crispian Balmer GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Africa campaigners made a final plea to leaders of the world's industrialized nations on Wednesday to boost aid, cancel debt and remove trade barriers to help lift the continent out of poverty. However, an Italian diplomat poured cold water on their hopes of more cash, saying the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) would offer Africa no additional aid, just repeat promises to honor past commitments. British Prime...

2005-07-06 11:31:34

By Sean Maguire GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Protesters clashed on Wednesday with police protecting the world's most powerful leaders who arrived for a Group of Eight summit still divided over tackling climate change and helping Africa. Hooded activists smashed car windows and fought with riot police in the nearby town of Stirling while others set up impromptu barricades on the roads around the heavily guarded complex hosting the summit of G8 leaders. Police made 60 arrests as...

2005-07-05 23:34:28

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Police on Tuesday pledgeda robust response to any violent protests at the Group of Eightrich states summit as campaigners said the leaders' promises sofar were not enough to smash poverty in Africa. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, this year's president ofthe G8, has put helping Africa and tackling climate change atthe top of the agenda for the summit at the luxury Gleneagleshotel and golf resort in the countryside of central Scotland....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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