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Italy urged to act after Europe court rules police brutality torture

- Rights campaigners in Italy called Tuesday for the urgent adoption of a law against torture following a damning verdict from Europe's top court over police brutality in a case which shocked the world.

Absent Putin still looms large over Brussels G7 summit

Brussels - Leaders of the G7 group of industrialized nations meeting at a summit in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, are expected to put further pressure on Russia to act over the Ukrainian crisis.

West waxes laws and norms as Russia absorbs Crimea

Sevastopol - The U.S. and Europe are trying to contain Russian revanchism in Crimea by suspending G8 participation and warning of further costs while Putin's star soars again.

Russia risks losing G8 membership over Crimea: U.S.

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly warned Russia on Sunday that it risked losing its place among the prestigious Group of 8 developed nations over its deployment of troops in Crimea.

Highlights from the G8 Dementia summit

London - A special summit on dementia, convened by the G8, has taken place in London. During the summit a range of initiatives have been announced aimed at tackling the disease.

Op-Ed: Obama administration muddles foreign relations

New York - It is hard to imagine a more hapless stream of foreign policy decisions than has been managed by the beleaguered Obama administration in recent days, effectively projecting US weakness into every major theater of international relations.

G8 leaders make appeal to Assad's allies

G8 world leaders have called on those allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to topple their president, hinting if they could do so there would be a place for them in the new Syria.

G8 protesters breach security fence

Trouble flared at the G8 summit as protesters breached the security fence.The incident happened around two miles away from the G8 summit venue in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh on Monday night shortly after 9 p.m. local time.

Obama delights Belfast audience

Belfast - U.S. President Barack Obama endeared himself to an audience of 2000 Belfast grammar school students and dignitaries by engaging in colloquialisms asking them “What’s the Craic?”

What to do about the Syrian situation main issue at G8 Summit

The leader of the nations that make up the G8 have met in Northern Ireland. The main issue discussed, the Syrian situation and how to overcome disagreements about how to address it and ultimately solve it.

Austerity has been 'painted over' in Belcoo, N Ireland for the G8

Belcoo - Belcoo in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is the host city for officials from the wealthy G8 nations. To hide the fact that the town has been hit badly by the current austerity, shops have been painted over to look like they are thriving businesses.

Cameron and Putin to discuss differences on Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will ask the Russian President Vladimir Putin to concentrate his efforts on bringing about an international deal that will in turn lead to an end of the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Op-Ed: As N. Ireland nears G8 lockdown — the case for a permanent G8 HQ

Enniskillen - Next month, G8 leaders and their entourages descend on County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland for the 39th G8 summit, on June 17-18. Like earlier summits, an agreeable location will host the event, on the shores of picturesque Lough Erne.

8,000 officers and three drones to protect G-8 in N. Ireland

According to a Northern Ireland police official some 8,000 officers accompanied by three surveillance drones will be deployed in order to provide security for President Barack Obama and other G-8 officials in June.

Earthquakes and flash floods make for a bad weekend

With 6.0-6.2 magnitude earthquakes in Italy and Japan and flash floods in Afghanistan, it has become a heartbreaking weekend for many.

ONE is painting the street with your tweets for G8

The grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization ONE is fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease, mainly in Africa. Now they want the G8's attention.

Op-Ed: The Socially Networked Future of International Diplomacy Special

Paris - Well before entering political office, tomorrow's world leaders are meeting, talking and sharing --right now-- using social networks, with serious implications for our future global order.

G-8 Demands Iran, N. Korea Halt Nuclear Programs

EVIAN, France (voa) - The Group of Eight leading industrialized countries is strongly urging North Korea and Iran to halt their nuclear programs, and the group says the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism are the pre-eminent thr...

G-8 Setting: Calgary Impresses With Its Secluded Environment

CALGARY (voa) - The G-8 summit is transforming itself, going back to a simpler time when prime ministers and presidents consulted informally in a secluded location. This year, the leaders of the world's seven largest industrialized nations and Russia a...

Saddam Should Be Dealt with Through UN, Says Canadian Foreign Minister

CALGARY (voa) - President Bush is in Kananaskis, Alberta where he and leaders of seven other nations participate in this year's Group of Eight economic summit that begins Wednesday. But before discussions on the economy could begin, Canada's foreign mi...

Terrorism, Economics Discussed On First Day Of G-8 Summit

CALGARY (voa) - Leaders of eight major powers have ended the first day of their two-day summit in western Canada. The leaders from North America, Japan, Europe and Russia discussed terrorism, the world economy and trouble spots in the Middle East and s...

Bush Seeks Support For Mideast Plan at G-8 Summit

CALGARY (voa) - President Bush is pushing his Middle East peace plan at the G-8 summit in Canada. Mr. Bush is standing by his call for a leadership change at the top of the Palestinian Authority. President Bush is not backing down from his demand f...

G-8 Leaders Ready To Talk

CALGARY (voa) - President Bush is at a secluded Canadian resort for the two-day annual summit of the world's seven leading industrialized nations and Russia. Starting Wednesday, the G-8 leaders gathered at the Kananaskis Rocky Mountain resort west of C...

Action Plan For Africa Centerpiece of G-8 Summit

CALGARY (voa) - The two-day summit of eight world leaders in western Canada begins Wednesday morning in a mountain resort town near Calgary. While some Canadian officials worry that U.S. President George W. Bush's Mideast peace plan will pre-empt t...

Lawsuit Claims Banks Profitted From Apartheid

JOHANNESBURG (voa) - of American and South African lawyers is suing three banks that they say benefited from South Africa's apartheid government. The multi-billion dollar lawsuit is targeting American and Swiss banks. Lawyers are suing the U.S. ban...

G-8 Foreign Ministers End Talks

WHISTLER, BC (voa) - Foreign ministers of the world's seven leading industrialized nations and Russia have wrapped up a two-day meeting in western Canada, setting the stage for a Group of Eight summit later this month. Canadian Foreign Minister Bil...

Self-Help For Africa - Plan Probed Prior To G8 Summit

NAIROBI (dpa) - Western politicians from German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to British Prime Minister Tony Blair and France's president Jacques Chirac are enthusing about a new African partnership.A good dozen African head of states are hoping that th...

Bush, Fox, Chretien Discuss Trade, Security Issues At UN Summit

MONTERREY (voa) - President Bush has met with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts on the sidelines of a United Nations-sponsored summit on development aid in Monterrey, Mexico, to discuss key North American issues. The White House says Mr. Bush, ...

Tight Security For EU Summit In Barcelona

BARCELONA (voa) - European Union leaders are gathering Friday in Barcelona, Spain, for a summit under the city's tightest security in a decade. Authorities have sealed off the site of the two-day conference. Fighter jets are patrolling the skies an...

Father Of Dead Protester 'Sorry' For Policeman

GENOA, Italy (July 22 '01) - As A second day of anti-globalisation protests erupted in violence in the Italian port of Genoa, the father of the protester killed by police said yesterday that he felt sorry for the man who shot his son. "I feel great...
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Tony Clement  Canadian federal politician  President of the Treasury Board.
Tony Clement, Canadian federal politician, President of the Treasury Board.
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A police cruiser was set on fire by protesters in the financial district of Toronto.
A police cruiser was set on fire by protesters in the financial district of Toronto.
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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto  city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remov...
Ahead of the G20 Summit in Toronto, city officials erect a 3-metre (9 foot) security fence and remove glass bus shelters from parts of the downtown core. Security costs is estimated to reach $1.1 billion.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
Abandoned shopfronts painted and stickered over to look prosperous for the wealthy G8 crowd.
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Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27  2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concre...
Toronto is host to the G20 conference June 26-27, 2010. The city has erected 6-foot steel and concrete fences around a "hot zone" in the downtown core to keep protesters out.
Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos  Switzerland  January 24  2008
Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008
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Closing Ceremony at the Chambre de commerce et d industrie de Paris
Closing Ceremony at the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie de Paris
United States President Brack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chat before the start...
United States President Brack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper chat before the start of opening session at the G-20 in Toronto, Ontario.
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File photo: Le Havre  France: Anti-G8 Protest
File photo: Le Havre, France: Anti-G8 Protest
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King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.
King Street West in Toronto the Friday night before the G20 Summit was almost empty.

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