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2005-07-03 15:48:14

By Mike Collett-White and Mark Egan LONDON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - They rocked the world inthe largest live concert ever held. Now the stars of the Live 8extravaganza are looking to leaders to respond by doing more tohelp the poor when they meet later in the week.

2005-07-03 20:55:00

By Opheera McDoom SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Exploiting the momentum of astar-studded global anti-poverty campaign, African countriescalled on Sunday for stepped up pressure on rich nations tohelp them fight hunger, disease and war on the continent.

2005-07-03 02:08:07

By Andrew Gray EDINBURGH (Reuters) - British finance minister GordonBrown, declaring the fight against poverty "the greatest moralcrusade of our times," vowed on Saturday to work for more debtrelief, aid and trade reform for poor nations.

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.


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