Putin 'welcome to attend D-Day ceremonies'

2014-05-08 13:48

French President Francois Hollande says Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcome to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June, despite the standoff over Ukraine.

Ukraine biggest 21st century Europe crisis: Hague

2014-03-03 11:58

The unrest in Ukraine is "the biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century", British Foreign Secretary William Hague says, as he warned Russia to back down in Crimea.

G-8 summit to press Russia on Syria

2013-06-13 16:32

Britain and Germany say they will use the G-8 summit to pressure Russia to help calm Syria fighting.

UK urges bold G8 action on global economy

2013-01-02 14:07

British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on his fellow G8 leaders to start work now on agreeing "bold steps" to help boost global economic growth, ahead of a summit in June.

N Korea vows to bolster nuclear deterrent

2012-05-22 15:02

North Korea has vowed to bolster its nuclear deterrent and take "self-defence" measures unless the US halts criticism and pressure over its rocket launches and atomic programme.

G8 pressures Iran, ensures oil supply

2012-05-19 21:09

Leaders of the G8 have raised the pressure on Iran, signalling their readiness to tap into emergency oil stockpiles if sanctions on Tehran threaten to strain supplies.

G8 leaders to tackle eurozone crisis

2012-05-18 09:59

Leaders of major industrial economies will attempt to head off a full-blown crisis in Europe this weekend amid growing fears that Greece could leave the eurozone.

G8 powers want Korean stability - US

2012-04-11 22:07

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the G8 powers all want stability on the Korean peninsula, amid fears of an imminent rocket launch by Pyongyang.

Egypt urges G8 to help unlock promised aid

2011-12-27 14:24

Egypt's prime minister has appealed to the G8 to help unlock billions of dollars in aid promised but not yet delivered under an initiative to support Arab spring countries.

Gaddafi has lost all legitimacy - G8

2011-05-27 16:05

The leaders of the G8 powers are to tell Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi that he has lost all legitimacy and must step down, a draft version of their summit reveals.

G8 pledges financial help for Arab states

2011-05-27 11:07

Group of Eight leaders have promised to support new Arab democracies, according to a statement they are to release following a meeting in the French town of Deauville.

G8 shies away from Libya no-fly plan

2011-03-15 12:55

Group of Eight powers has shied away from imposing a no-fly zone to protect Libyans from assault by ruler Muammar Gaddafi's forces, laying it off to the UN Security Council.

G8 discusses al-Qaeda threat

2010-10-14 19:01

A meeting of the G8 countries is looking at how to counter the threat posed by Islamic militants in northwest Africa, where an al-Qaeda-linked group is currently holding five French citizens and two others hostage.

G8 countries condemn N Korea

2009-06-26 16:02

Foreign ministers from Group of Eight countries have condemned North Korea's nuclear and missile tests and called on the country to return to the negotiating table.


Pro-Russia troops take Crimea terminal

2014-03-03 14:06

Pro-Russian troops are in control of a ferry terminal in Ukraine's Crimea region close to Russia, intensifying fears that Moscow will send even more troops to the Black Sea region.

G7 leaders condemn Russia over Ukraine

2014-03-03 06:33

The leaders of the world's top industrialised powers have turned on fellow G8 member Russia, condemning its "clear" violation of Ukraine's sovereignty.

Syria to dominate G8 talks

2013-04-11 11:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry and other G8 foreign ministers are holding a second day of talks in London focused on Syria after rebels again appealed for weapons.

US, G8 expand sub-Saharan Africa aid

2012-09-27 15:55

The United States and other G8 nations are expanding a programme to lift 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty and hunger within the next decade, say US officials.

G8 want Greece to stay in eurozone

2012-05-19 22:47

G8 leaders have stressed their desire to see Greece stay in the eurozone at a crunch Camp David summit, as they smooth deep-seated divisions about how best to tackle the eurozone crisis.

G8 agrees movement needed in Syria

2012-05-19 19:08

US President Barack Obama says the G8 - which includes Russia - agreed that the political process in Syria should move forward "in a more timely fashion".

Protests, security to greet Nato summit

2012-05-15 12:01

Mass protests and an intense security lockdown will greet leaders of 50 countries gathering in Chicago this weekend for the Nato summit, with organisers ever mindful of violence.

Syria, N Korea crises deepen - G8 meet

2012-04-11 19:37

Foreign ministers of the Group of Eight major economies have arrived for talks in Washington as pressure mounted for international action over security fears in Syria and North Korea.

G8, Africa leaders condemn Sudan fighting

2011-05-27 19:07

G8 leaders have condemned the upsurge of violence in Sudan’s contested Abyei border region and called for a withdrawal of all “unauthorised forces” from the region after a two day summit.

EU sees Lagarde a 'done deal' as IMF MD

2011-05-27 11:59

A European official says the bloc considers Christine Lagarde's appointment as the next IMF chief a given, after positive comments from Hillary Clinton.

G8 says world economy improving

2011-05-27 10:30

A communiqué from the Group of 8 summit says the global economy is gaining strength - but volatile commodity prices pose a threat.

G8 ministers target Africa cocaine route

2011-05-10 22:10

G8 powers have launched a strategy to curb drug trafficking by sharing intelligence particularly targeting west Africa.

G8 leaders to discuss Libya no-fly zone

2011-03-14 11:50

Western powers and Russia have gathered in Paris, still divided over the issue of a no-fly zone to ground the Libyan warplanes pounding the country's rebel forces.

Football fever grips G8 leaders

2010-06-26 16:14

Football fever has gripped European members of the Group of Eight's most powerful developed nations as they meet for a summit in Canada.

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