G8 Summit

  • Watch: G8 leaders inspired ice cream flavours 18-06-2013 04:09 PM

    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 18-06-2013 07:34 AM

    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...
  • G-8: Nations to give $ 40 bn for Arab Spring 27-05-2011 08:43 PM

    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...
  • G-8 rift with Russia over Libya campaign 27-05-2011 07:28 AM

    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...
  • UK approves use of Apache helicopters for Libya 27-05-2011 07:12 AM

    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...
  • ENR is India's sovereign right: Wisner 14-07-2009 10:39 PM

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  • G8 may dissolve to give way to new body 10-07-2009 08:09 PM

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  • Watch: World leaders and their better halves at G8 10-07-2009 04:06 PM

    The spouses of world leaders have had a lot to juggle too. ...
  • More talk about expanding G8 07-07-2009 11:09 PM

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  • PM meets Bush on G8 sidelines, N-deal tops discussion 09-07-2008 08:53 AM

    New Delhi: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has shown displeasure over Sachin Tendulkar getting the prestigious 'Order of Australia'. I am not so sure. There are things that are sacred within our country, Hayden told Triple M Sydney's The Rush Hour. The 40-year-old asserted that though Tendulkar is an iconic...
  • G-8 members vow to halve carbon emissions by 2050 09-07-2008 03:12 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi president's son Nazmul Hasan Papon has been made the new chief of that South Asian country's cricket authority. National Sports Council (NSC) chairman Ahad Ali Sarkar made the appointment on Wednesday as the incumbent president of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) A.H.M. Mustafa Kamal has recently been nominated...
  • Unshaken by Left's pullout, PM optimistic about N-deal 09-07-2008 02:39 AM

    Mumbai: The cash-strapped Deccan Chargers will remain terminated from the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the Bombay high court on Thursday set aside a status quo order passed by an arbitrator on cessation of its membership in the league. Hearing a petition filed by the Cricket Board, Justice R D...
  • US, EU quest for bio fuel behind food price hike 08-07-2008 12:15 AM

    Cape Town: Kolkata Knight Riders' chances of making the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament suffered a major blow as they slumped to their second successive defeat after losing to Auckland Aces by seven wickets in a Group A match here on Monday. Auckland rode high on veteran Azhar...
  • G8 summit: Manmohan Singh leaves for Japan 07-07-2008 10:13 AM

    Johannesburg: Injuries ravaged his body but retired Australian fast bowler Brett Lee says he never thought of cutting down pace and he wants to pass on this never say die attitude to the next generation before quitting cricket completely. My love and passion for the game helped me overcome the...
  • Manmohan-Bush talks for setting date with IAEA 07-07-2008 09:24 AM

    Centurion: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Saturday conceded that his side's batting performance in their 52-run defeat against Delhi Daredevils in the Champions League Twenty20 match here was embarrassing but said that they would bounce back into the tournament. We played every badly and it was an embarrassing...
  • Left alone, opponents set to support Congress 07-07-2008 08:52 AM

    Centurion: Controversial England batsman Kevin Pietersen struck 14 runs off 18 balls when he ended his cricket exile on Saturday by playing for Delhi Daredevils in a Champions League Twenty20 game. Batting at No. 3 for the Indian Premier League franchise in a first round pool match at SuperSport Park,...
  • G-8 curtain-raiser: Climate change tops agenda 06-07-2008 11:59 AM

    New Delhi: The alleged, and apparent, rift between the Indian captain MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag has hogged the media limelight for quite some time now. The seeds of unrest were sown during the final of the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 final in 2007 when Dhoni dropped Sehwag and pitch-forked...
  • G-8 security to cost Japan $300 million 03-07-2008 10:13 PM

    "I've delivered with the ball [at World Twenty20] and hopefully in the coming months will deliver with the bat too." ...
  • Shyam Saran: I am optimistic about the N-deal's future 03-07-2008 01:53 AM

    Colombo: Modern bats and the crash-bang format of 20-over cricket may suggest otherwise but Ajantha Mendis and fellow practitioners of unorthodox spin bowling have proved they are not in the World Twenty20 just to play cannon-fodder. Field restrictions and the batsman's freedom stemming from the format's brevity make 20-over cricket...