G 8 Summit

  • Watch: G8 leaders inspired ice cream flavours June 18, 2013

    An ice cream vendor in Northern Ireland has created flavours for the G8 summit, inspired by world leaders. It is green tea ice cream for Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, black forest gateau for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, eton mess for British Prime Minister. For US President Barack Obama, it is...
  • Vladimir Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure June 18, 2013

    Enniskillen (Northern Ireland): Russian President Vladimir Putin faced further isolation on the second day of a G8 summit on Tuesday as world leaders lined up to pressure him into toning down his support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Following an icy encounter between the Kremlin chief and US President Barack Obama...
  • Jobs, growth our priority: G8 Summit May 20, 2012

    US President Barack Obama and other G8 leaders wrapped up talks on the European crisis at Camp David on Saturday with a pledge to keep Greece in the eurozone. ...
  • G-8: Nations to give $ 40 bn for Arab Spring May 27, 2011

    Deauville: Rich countries and international lenders are aiming to provide $40 billion in funding for Arab nations trying to establish free democracies, officials said at a Group of Eight summit on Friday. The officials didn't provide a breakdown of where the money would come from or when, or what it would...
  • G-8 rift with Russia over Libya campaign May 27, 2011

    Deauville: Russian resistance to the NATO-led bombing campaign in Libya caused a rift at talks among world powers on Thursday, France's president said, highlighting the difficulty in making sure Arab uprisings have peaceful endings. French President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted at a Group of Eight summit in Normandy that the international military...
  • UK approves use of Apache helicopters for Libya May 27, 2011

    London: The British government has given clearance for the use of its attack helicopters in Libya, putting the final decision on deployment in NATO's hands. Prime Minister David Cameron and British ministers have given clearance "in principle" to put Apache helicopters at NATO's disposal, a person familiar with the matter said...
  • Canada police arrest many ahead of G-20 meet June 25, 2010

    Toronto: On Thursday, A 53-year-old unidentified man has been arrested near the G-20 meeting venue here after police found that his car contained a chainsaw, crossbow and fuel containers. The man, hailing from Ontario, was pulled over just a block from where tall steel fences have been erected to protect...
  • G8, G20 summits to cost Canada $ 1.2 billion June 3, 2010

    Toronto: With Canadian taxpayers paying through their nose to host the G8 and G20 summits this month, many political leaders, including former prime minister Paul Martin, have joined in protests against the billion-plus dollar cost of the gatherings. At $ 1.2 billion, the two summits, spanning three days, will be the...
  • ENR is India's sovereign right: Wisner July 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Enrichment and reprocessing technology is India's sovereign right and nobody is going to deny this to it, former US Ambassador to India Frank Wisner said on Tuesday while allaying concerns in the wake of recent decision of eight industrialised nations to curb the transfer of the sensitive knowhow. Wisner...
  • G8 may dissolve to give way to new body July 10, 2009

    Italy: World leaders signalled the demise of the Group of Eight wealthy nation club on Friday, saying only a forum that included the major developing economies could legitimately take important global decisions. The G8 is made up of wealthy northern hemisphere countries, but problems such as global warming and the...
  • Photogallery: George Clooney at G8 Summit July 10, 2009

    Actor George Clooney visited quake-hit Italian city L'Aquila on Thursday on the sidelines of a G8 Summit. ...
  • G5, G8, G14, G20: know your group, pick your side July 10, 2009

    L'Aquila, Italy: It can be termed as the new 'G' order of the world where the presence of various nations spells out their international political and economic status. The latest to join the 'G' ranks is G14, a term used for the first time at the G8-G5 summit being held in...
  • Watch: World leaders and their better halves at G8 July 10, 2009

    L'Aquila (Italy): At the G8 summit in Italy, world leaders have kept busy covering the forum's agenda, but their better halves had a lot to juggle, too. ...
  • Obama snubs Italian PM, walks on without shaking hands July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in the centre of another diplomatic incident, this time at the G5-G8 summit. Berlusconi was reportedly snubbed by US President Barack Obama. As Obama and Berlusconi arrived for a G8 group photo, the Italian Premier offered his hand to the American leader, but...
  • G8 summit: what is it, what is at stake for the world July 9, 2009

    L'aquila, Italy: Leaders of the world's richest and main developing nations meet on Thursday to try to find common ground on global warming and international trade, with the poorer countries seeking concessions. US President Barack Obama will chair the climate discussions, but hopes of agreeing ambitious goals have faded after China...
  • Spare a thought for poor, hungry: G5 tells G8 July 9, 2009

    L'Aquila (Italy): Agriculture and food security need to be placed at the "core of the international agenda", Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said after the G5 meeting on Wednesday, on the eve of the emerging countries' interaction with the G8 nations. "The developing countries are the most affected by high food...
  • Manmohan Singh absolutely right: UN Climate Chief July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is "absolutely right" when he says that "climate change as we know it today, has been caused mostly by industrialised countries", says the UN Climate Chief. "That is why industrialised countries must take the lead in combating climate change," UN Framework Convention on Climate...
  • India wants due place in new world order: PM July 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Ahead of the G8 summit in Italy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has made a vigorous pitch for reform of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and underlined that India will seek its due place in the emerging international order. "The structure of United Nations Security Council must evolve to...
  • G8 summit stands on shaky ground, literally July 8, 2009

    Rome: Leaders of the world's wealthiest and most industrialised countries are being briefed about emergency evacuation plans by Italian authorities as the earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila plays host to G8 and G5 leaders during the three-day (July 8 to July 10) summit in the city. World leaders, including Indian Prime Minister...
  • More talk about expanding G8 July 7, 2009

    L'Aquila: The leaders of France, Brazil and Germany gave fresh momentum on Tuesday to talk about creating a wider, more representative forum as members of the Group of Eight readied for their summit on the world economy, climate change and Iran's crackdown on protesters. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Brazilian President...
  • G8 leaders call for global summit on financial crisis October 16, 2008

    Brussels: The leaders of the world's seven richest countries and Russia called for a global summit to address the current financial crisis and a revival of world trade talks on Wednesday. "While our focus now is on the immediate task of stabilizing markets and restoring confidence, changes to the regulatory...
  • PM meets Bush on G8 sidelines, N-deal tops discussion July 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President George Bush on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the G8 summit, to discuss the last lap of the Indo-US Nuclear deal. Both leaders reiterated their stand on the deal saying it was important for both the countries. Manmohan Singh even told reporters...
  • G-8 members vow to halve carbon emissions by 2050 July 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Leaders of world’s major powers on Tuesday recommitted themselves to halve carbon emission by year 2050 at the ongoing G-8 Summit in Japan. "After today's G-8 Summit, we agreed to set the aim for reducing global emissions of gases by 50 per cent by 2050," Japan’s Prime Minister...
  • Unshaken by Left's pullout, PM optimistic about N-deal July 9, 2008

    New Delhi: As the political decibel level over the Indo-US nuclear deal rises in India, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is getting on with his job at the 34th G-8 Summit at Toyako, Hokkaido in Japan. Surrounded by his aides — the National Security Advisor, Foreign Secretary and his special envoy —...
  • US, EU quest for bio fuel behind food price hike July 8, 2008

    Mumbai: Soaring crude oil prices have forced developed nations in Europe and the United States to look for environment-friendly alternatives. Ironically, the consequence of finding cheaper and greener options like bio fuels has had a damaging impact on global food supply, culminating in higher food prices. According to a World...
  • G8 summit: Manmohan Singh leaves for Japan July 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday left for Japan's northern town of Toyako in Hokkaido island to attend the annual conclave of leaders of the world's most powerful, industrialized and emerging economies as well as for a crucial meeting with US President George W Bush. There was a question mark...
  • Manmohan-Bush talks for setting date with IAEA July 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to discuss the Indo-US Nuclear Deal with US President George Bush on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the G8 Summit. The talks will decide when India will approach the IAEA for finalising the India-speciifc safeguards agreement and also determine India's chances with...
  • Left alone, opponents set to support Congress July 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Having set July 7 as the deadline for the Government to clarify whether it was going to the IAEA or not seems to be turning out to be a no deal for the Left. The Left parties have realised their deadline holds no threat anymore, with the Samajwadi...
  • G-8 curtain-raiser: Climate change tops agenda July 6, 2008

    Toyako: When the leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations gather in Hokkaido on Monday for their annual summit, they face the challenges of global warming, an uncertain world economy and mounting tensions in the world's hot spots. Host Japan has put talks on climate change high on...
  • G-8 security to cost Japan $300 million July 3, 2008

    New Delhi: Japan is mounting an unprecedented security operation for the G8 summit beginning on Monday. The security operation is to reduce the possibility of a terrorist strike. The hosts have chosen a remote location 800 km from Tokyo on the island of Hokkaido. A 46 km radius around the...