The G8

The G8

David Cameron tells G8 cuts to aid

David Cameron has dismissed criticism over rises in aid spending while Britain endures austerity measures.

Cameron vows to deal with 'imbalances' between economies

DAVID Cameron tried to smooth over a growing transatlantic spat over the economy as world leaders began the G8 summit in Canada.

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Bob Geldof charged with stealing the thunder of Edinburgh march

SIR Bob Geldof has been accused of arrogance "in a different league" by a leading organiser of the mass Make Poverty History protest in Edinburgh.

You can't take any chances with these Nato protesters..

WHEN police and protesters met face-to-face during Edinburgh's G8 demonstrations four years ago, officers had to deal with running riots as they struggled to control crowds of thousands.

War protests threaten city centre chaos

ANTI-WAR protesters are threatening to bring chaos to Edinburgh as they demonstrate at a major Nato summit later this week.

Violence fears as protesters set sights on Nato summit

PROTESTERS have announced plans to "shut down" a major meeting of Nato leaders in Edinburgh later this year, sparking renewed fears of disorder on the streets.

Shake on it – just don't mention L-word

GORDON Brown met Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi for the first time yesterday, but sidestepped questions about the Lockerbie bomber.

Sarah says no thanks to veal – but 'yum' to green pea ice-cream

SARAH Brown has twice declined to eat veal during her visit to Italy for the G8 summit, it emerged yesterday.

Analysis: G8 meeting a chance for Brown to show talent

ANOTHER conference, another country. These are the grand events Gordon Brown loves. In two years as Prime Minister, he has already clocked up the G8 in Japan and the G20 in Washington, both in 2008, and the G20 in London in April.

We'll cut Trident, signals Brown

GORDON Brown yesterday said Britain was ready to negotiate reductions to its Trident nuclear arsenal, as he responded to Barack Obama's call for a defence summit to be held in Washington next spring.

Berlusconi denies accusations of covert eavesdropping at G8 summit

THE G8 summit organisers yesterday denied a claim that the summit host Silvio Berlusconi had arranged for covert eavesdropping on private discussions.

Leaders' wives meet survivors of earthquake devastation

SARAH Brown and Michelle Obama yesterday saw for themselves the devastation caused by the earthquake that claimed over 300 lives when it destroyed much of the city hosting the G8 summit.

The Pope, the PM's wife … and the topless model

IT COULD only happen in Silvio Berlusconi's Italy.

G8 leaders upbeat on economic recovery

THE world's major industrialised nations yesterday said the global economy was beginning to stabilise, while the International Monetary Fund said the world was beginning to pull out of a recession.

Climate change protesters occupy Italian power plants and strip off in Rome

ENVIRONMENTAL protesters broke into power stations across Italy and shed their clothes in central Rome yesterday, as world leaders discussed a new deal to combat global warming.

Malcolm Fleming: G8 leaders must keep their promises on aid

FOUR years ago at Gleneagles, as the G8 leaders announced their plan to tackle global poverty, Bob Geldof welcomed the move, giving the G8 "ten out of ten on aid".

Brown tells world leaders to wake up ahead of G8

GORDON Brown has called for world leaders to wake up to the scale of the economic recession and take action to revive growth, ahead of a crucial G8 summit of world leaders that begins in Italy today.

Delay in reforms threatens world economy says Brown

RADICAL reforms to stabilise the world economy have still not been implemented, Gordon Brown has said ahead of the leading Group of 8 countries meeting in L'Aquila, Italy, tomorrow.

Ban Ki-moon: Less hot air and more G8 action needed to cool climate changes

ALL politics are local, goes the old aphorism. Yet today, we can say that all problems are global. As world leaders meet at the G8 Summit in Italy, they will have to update their politics to grapple with problems that none of them can solve alone.

Medvedev warns West over G8 expulsion

DMITRY Medvedev, the Russian president, yesterday warned the West it would suffer more than Russia if it tried to impose sanctions over the war with Georgia, the president of which he dismissed as a "political corpse".

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