G8 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36996/all en URGENT ¥¥¥ Obama to visit Russia in September http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/urgent-obama-visit-russia-september <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama will visit St Petersburg for September's G20 summit and will also hold a meeting with President Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland in June.</p> <p>The White House made the announcement after the leaders spoke by telephone to discuss the Syria crisis and the testy relations between Russia and the United States, which have deteriorated further since Obama's first term.</p> <p>col/dc</p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment G8 Health International relations Politics Russian Orthodox Christians AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:02:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771480 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan's FM heads to Europe to discuss DPRK with G8 members http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/japans-fm-heads-to-europe-to-discuss-dprk-with-g8-members <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday left for Europe to discuss situation in the Korean Peninsula with his counterparts of the Group of Eight (G8) on Wednesday in a ministerial meeting in London.</p><P>The two-day G8 meeting of foreign ministers will focus on situation in Syria, Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which Japan concerns the most.</p><P>Kishida will confirm with other G8 members the importance of implementing expanded UN resolutions on the DPRK, according to local reports.</p><P>The Japanese top diplomat is also expected to meet with his Ru</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/japans-fm-heads-to-europe-to-discuss-dprk-with-g8-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 Kishida Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:12:01 +0000 Asianet 5806807 at http://www.globalpost.com Some G8 ministers to meet Syrian opposition in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/some-g8-ministers-meet-syrian-opposition-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Several G8 foreign ministers will meet senior Syrian opposition members this week in London on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday.</p> <p>His comments came after US Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed that he would be among those meeting the rebel representatives in the British capital.</p> <p>Hague said he had already met Syrian rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto and two senior members of the Syrian National Coalition on Tuesday and discussed with them the issue of arming the opposition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/some-g8-ministers-meet-syrian-opposition-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia G8 Syrian uprising AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:01:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5807413 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia says G8 nations reject "bellicose" North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/russia-says-g8-nations-reject-bellicose-north-korea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Tuesday the G8 was in agreement in rejecting North Korea's recent provocative behaviour and urged all sides to pursue diplomacy to calm the increasingly tense situation in northeast Asia.</p> <p>Speaking before a regularly scheduled meeting of Group of Eight (G8) foreign ministers later this week in London, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Russia shared its partners' concerns about North Korea.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/russia-says-g8-nations-reject-bellicose-north-korea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 International relations Lavrov Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5807628 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria, N.Korea to dominate G8 foreign ministers talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/syria-nkorea-dominate-g8-foreign-ministers-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Syrian rebels are set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry and other G8 foreign ministers gathered in London on Wednesday, with nuclear fears over North Korea and Iran also high on the agenda.</p> <p>Rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto and Syrian National Coalition vice presidents George Sabra and Soheir Atassi are expected to push their demands for weapons to help topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/syria-nkorea-dominate-g8-foreign-ministers-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Business Disaster Environment G8 Health Politics AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 02:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808596 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Europe News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/afp-europe-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening in Europe on Wednesday:</p> <p>+ British MPs pay tribute to Thatcher</p> <p>+ Syria opposition in London for G8 talks</p> <p>+ Serbia in mourning after murder rampage</p> <p>LONDON: The British parliament is recalled from recess for a special sitting from 1330 GMT to pay tribute to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher following her death at the age of 87. Picture. Video. Graphic. (BRITAIN-POLITICS-THATCHER)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/afp-europe-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union G8 International recognition of Kosovo AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808674 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP World News Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/afp-world-news-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>What's happening around the world Thursday:</p> <p>-- TOP STORIES -- </p><p>+ South Korea and US forces raise alert status</p> <p>+ Syria and North Korea crises dominate G8 talks</p> <p>+ President Obama hosts UN chief Ban</p> <p>SEOUL: Monitoring after South Korean and US forces raised their alert status before an expected North Korean missile test, with tensions high in the build-up to a key anniversary, and the Pentagon warning Pyongyang it is "skating very close to a dangerous line" (NKOREA-SKOREA-US-MILITARY)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/afp-world-news-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Desmond Tutu Environment G8 Health Human Interest Politics Religion Technology War Xhosa people AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5809958 at http://www.globalpost.com G8 ministers fail to agree on Syria, no plan on North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/g8-ministers-condemn-north-korea-strongest-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arshad Mohammed and Natalie Huet</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria or come up with a plan on North Korea during a meeting in London on Thursday.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking after talks with his counterparts, admitted the world had failed to resolve Syria's two-year-old conflict in which an estimated 70,000 people have been killed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/g8-ministers-condemn-north-korea-strongest-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent G8 Levant Syria Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5811226 at http://www.globalpost.com G8 ministers fail to agree on Syria; condemn North Korea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/g8-ministers-fail-agree-syria-no-plan-nkorea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Arshad Mohammed and Natalie Huet</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries failed to patch up deep divisions over Syria and condemned North Korea's threats but did not announce any concrete measures to address Pyongyang's provocations during a meeting in London on Thursday.</p> <p>British Foreign Secretary William Hague, speaking after talks with his counterparts, admitted the world had done too little to try to resolve Syria's two-year-old conflict, in which an estimated 70,000 people have been killed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/g8-ministers-fail-agree-syria-no-plan-nkorea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Business Environment G8 Health Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:31:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5811835 at http://www.globalpost.com G8 states condemn North Korea 'in strongest terms' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/g8-states-condemn-north-korea-strongest-terms-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>G8 foreign ministers strongly condemned North Korea over its nuclear programme on Thursday but failed to bridge divisions over Syria beyond calling for more humanitarian aid for victims of the conflict.</p> <p>After a two-day meeting in London, ministers including US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Pyongyang it faced further sanctions in the event of an expected missile launch, amid soaring tensions on the Korean peninsula.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/g8-states-condemn-north-korea-strongest-terms-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster G8 Technology War William Hague AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:46:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5812221 at http://www.globalpost.com G8 FMs voice support for conflict prevention, resolution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/g8-fms-voice-support-conflict-prevention-resolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The G8 foreign ministers issued a joint statement on Thursday following their meeting in London, expressing commitments on preventing and ending global and regional conflicts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/g8-fms-voice-support-conflict-prevention-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 G8 International relations Nuclear proliferation Technology Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 21:16:44 +0000 Asianet 5814399 at http://www.globalpost.com G7 committed to 'nurturing' economic recovery: Britain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/g7-committed-nurturing-economic-recovery-britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Group of Seven top economies is committed to "nurturing" world economic recovery, British finance minister George Osborne said Saturday after a meeting of the international body.</p> <p>"Overall, our discussions over the past two days have reaffirmed that there are still many challenges to securing sustainable global recovery, and we can't take it for granted," he told reporters.</p> <p>"But we are committed as the advanced economies in playing our part in nurturing that recovery and ensuring a lasting recovery so that we have prosperity in all our countries."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/g7-committed-nurturing-economic-recovery-britain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 International organizations International relations AFP Sat, 11 May 2013 13:45:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5835592 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's Cameron tells Google and others to play fair on tax http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/britains-cameron-tells-google-and-others-play-fair-tax <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and other business leaders that he expected their companies to pay their taxes in exchange for benefiting from low tax rates.</p> <p>Cameron's intervention came days after British lawmakers accused Google of using "smoke and mirrors" to avoid paying tax, fuelling a debate over corporate taxation that has angered the public and led to calls for a tougher approach from the government.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/britains-cameron-tells-google-and-others-play-fair-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Cameron Finance G8 Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 09:01:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842645 at http://www.globalpost.com Prime Minister's Office plays down expectations for EU trade deal ahead of G8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/prime-ministers-office-plays-down-expectations-eu-trade-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Prime Minister's Office is playing down expectations that Canada and the European Union will sign a long-awaited, free-trade deal while Stephen Harper is in Europe next week for the G8 summit.</p> <p>The prime minister's spokesman, Andrew MacDougall, says the two sides are down to a few outstanding issues.</p> <p>"We've been at the negotiating table for quite awhile now, trying to get the deal that's in Canada's interests," MacDougall said Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/prime-ministers-office-plays-down-expectations-eu-trade-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 International relations Stephen Harper War The Canadian Press Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:20:26 +0000 The Canadian Press 5852606 at http://www.globalpost.com London hosts mass hunger rally, talks ahead of G8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/london-hosts-mass-hunger-rally-talks-ahead-g8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of people gathered in London's Hyde Park on Saturday to demand action on ending world hunger as Prime Minister David Cameron hosted talks on malnutrition ahead of the G8 summit.</p> <p>Microsoft founder Bill Gates and "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle were among those who took to the stage at the rally organised by the 'Enough Food for Everyone -- IF" campaign.</p> <p>"Anyone who says that we can't crack the hunger crisis is wrong," Boyle, who directed the opening ceremony of last year's London Olympic Games, told the crowd basking in the summer sunshine.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130608/london-hosts-mass-hunger-rally-talks-ahead-g8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 Humanitarian aid Malnutrition Technology AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 21:33:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853246 at http://www.globalpost.com