David Cameron has dismissed criticism over rises in aid spending while Britain endures austerity measures.
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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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.
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.
ANTI-WAR protesters are threatening to bring chaos to Edinburgh as they demonstrate at a major Nato summit later this week.
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.
GORDON Brown met Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi for the first time yesterday, but sidestepped questions about the Lockerbie bomber.
SARAH Brown has twice declined to eat veal during her visit to Italy for the G8 summit, it emerged yesterday.
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.
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.
THE G8 summit organisers yesterday denied a claim that the summit host Silvio Berlusconi had arranged for covert eavesdropping on private discussions.
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.
IT COULD only happen in Silvio Berlusconi's Italy.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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".