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G8 leaders agree to clamp down on money laundering and tax evasion

LONDON — The G8 summit closed Tuesday afternoon with firm agreement on what should be done about tax evasion but far less certainty about Syria’s deadly civil war.

Syria crowds tax evasion at the top of the G8 agenda

LONDON — David Cameron had hoped his initiative of tackling tax evasion and murky financial dealings would headline an annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrial countries he hosts on Monday and Tuesday. However, Syria has overshadowed the prime minister’s agenda as the leaders of a group representing about half the planet’s wealth gather at a golf resort in Northern Ireland.
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