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Obama Hosting Leaders for G-8, NATO Summits

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting world leaders for back-to-back summits where Afghanistan, Iran and world economies are expected to be discussed. U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed reporters on the G-8 meeting taking place outside Washington Friday and Saturday, and the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday and Monday. He says the world […]

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Obama Invites African Leaders to G8 Summit

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania and Benin to attend the Group of Eight summit of major economies later this month in the United States. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ghana’s President John Mills, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Benin President Yayi Boni, […]

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West African Leaders Discuss Mali, Guinea-Bissau

Posted May 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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West African leaders are in closed-door session to discuss the political crises in Guinea-Bissau and Mali. Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) gathered in Dakar Thursday for an extraordinary summit to talk about their next steps. Military juntas in both countries have refused to comply with demands from ECOWAS for a […]

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G8 Talks Focus on Syria, Iran, N. Korea

Posted April 12th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations are meeting for a second day in Washington for discussions that include the continuing violence in Syria, nuclear talks with Iran and North Korea’s missile launch plans. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G8 summit at the […]

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G8 Talks Focus on Syria, Iran, N. Korea

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stressed the urgent need to resolve security concerns about Syria, Iran and North Korea, as she opened a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations in Washington. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G8 summit […]

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Syria, Iran, N. Korea Dominating G8 Talks

Posted April 11th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Syria, Iran, and North Korea are dominating the Group of Eight foreign ministers’ meeting in Washington, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The two days of talks are aimed at setting the agenda for next month’s G-8 summit at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. Secretary Clinton said the ministers are alarmed at […]

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G20 Leaders Pledge to Spur Economic Growth, Address Unemployment

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Leaders of the world’s 20 leading economies have pledged to reinvigorate global economic growth and to address rising unemployment worldwide. After a two-day summit in Cannes, France, the G20 leaders also promised to promote social inclusion and make globalization serve the needs of the people. Greece’s hesitancy to abide by the terms of its financial […]

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Obama Says Progress Made in Stabilizing World Economy

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the world’s leaders have “made important progress” in stablizing the global economy and that he is confident European leaders will be able to resolve the continent’s debt crisis. Mr. Obama told reporters Friday at the end of the Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, that “more hard work” remains […]

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Obama Says Progress Made in Stabilizing World Economy

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says the world’s leaders have “made important progress” in stablizing the global economy and that he is confident European leaders will be able to resolve the continent’s debt crisis. Mr. Obama told reporters Friday at the end of the Group of 20 summit in Cannes, France, that “more hard work” remains […]

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G20 Agrees to Boost IMF to Help Solve European Debt Woes

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Group of 20 leading economies have agreed to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund to help curb the European debt crisis. European Union President Herman Van Rompuy said the decision was reached Friday at the G20 summit in the French resort of Cannes. But the shape of the additional aid for the […]

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