Putin, Cameron hopeful on peace talks

2013-06-16 22:26

The leaders of Britain and Russia say they're hopeful that Syria's warring factions can hammer out their differences at upcoming peace talks.

Tax evasion, bank secrecy: G8 talks tough

2013-06-16 11:32

Tax evasion and banking secrecy could be the focus of strong statements at the G8 meeting, according to a report.

G8 pledges billions for Arab nations

2011-09-11 12:27

Arab states that ousted their dictators got a financial shot in the arm with promises of tens of billion of dollars to help their rocky transformation into modern democracies.

G8 pledges to stand side-by-side with Africa

2011-05-27 20:35

Leaders from the US, France, Britain and other rich world governments have pledged to promote human rights and democratic governance across Africa.

Sarkozy woos web giants

2011-05-25 07:14

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has heaped praise on the internet industry at a forum where Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will speak.

Internet bosses to woo world leaders

2011-05-22 14:15

The world's most powerful internet and media barons will gather in Paris in a show of strength to leaders at the G8 summit.

'Carbon storage' idea leaky

2010-06-28 09:14

Dreams of braking global warming by storing carbon emissions from power plants could be undermined by the risk of leakage, a study has found.

World leaders to rethink recovery

2010-06-27 10:53

The leaders of the world's most powerful countries are to pursue talks on settling their differences over how to nurse the fragile world economy back to health.

Zuma to push developing agenda

2010-06-26 20:00

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa will push for global financial reforms and a stronger voice for Africa and the developing world at the upcoming Group of 20 meeting.

Police: G8 protests tame

2010-06-26 18:01

Police say the protests at the global summits in Canada this weekend have been tame so far compared to those at previous summits.


Obama heads to prickly Putin talks

2013-06-16 22:26

US President Barack Obama will meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin twith Putin for potentially vexatious talks over Syria.

G8 leaders hope Greece remains in Eurozone

2012-05-20 13:27

President Barack Obama says the US and other G8 members agree Europe's financial crisis must be addressed with a mix of growth and austerity measures.

Allies vow to finish Libya job

2011-05-27 22:45

The US and France are committed to finishing the job in Libya, President Barack Obama has said at a G8 summit that saw Russia finally join explicit calls for Muammar Gaddafi to go.

G8 billions to support Arab Spring

2011-05-27 14:59

The G8 leaders has promised $20bn in aid to Tunisia and Egypt and held out the prospect of billions more to foster new democracies emerging from popular uprisings.

Rich club unveils 'happiness' index

2011-05-24 12:35

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has started an index to measure well-being and living conditions.

UN chief sends SOS on poverty

2010-06-28 20:46

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says nations shouldn't balance their budget shortfalls by cutting back on aid.

Hundreds arrested at G20 summit

2010-06-27 22:29

Police have conducted a large raid in an effort to quell further violence at the G20 summit in Toronto, Canada.

G8 slam North Korea, Iran

2010-06-26 22:29

The leaders of the world's eight top industrial democracies have condemned the alleged sinking by North Korea of a South Korean warship and called on Iran to do more to respect human rights

Plans for global bank tax 'dead'

2010-06-26 19:50

The drive for a global punitive tax on the world's largest banks has run into the sand as key G8 and G20 nations dismissed it as unwarranted.

World summit turns to nuke threats

2010-06-26 14:33

After failing to resolve their differences on economic strategy, world leaders are turning their attention to grappling with some of the globe's toughest foreign policy problems.

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