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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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