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  • Sep 23, 2014
  • Updated: 10:36am


Firms warn British staff of protests before G8 summit

Some of the world’s biggest hedge funds, private equity firms and banks have warned their staff in London to take precautions in the event of disruption during a protest on Tuesday planned by anti-capitalist activists ahead of the G8 summit.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 2:31pm

G8 ministers condemn North Korea ‘in strongest terms’

G8 foreign ministers strongly condemned North Korea over its nuclear programme and said Thursday they were appalled by the rising death toll in Syria as they wrapped up two days of talks that focused on the two spiralling crises.

12 Apr 2013 - 11:20am

G8 foreign ministers meet in London to address Syria, North Korea

G8 foreign ministers meet on Wednesday in London, where host Britain will press its case for doing more to help the Syrian opposition against President Bashar al-Assad and end a devastating civil war.

10 Apr 2013 - 11:52pm

Talking points

US President Barack Obama launches the latest round of the battle over the nation's economic future when he presents an outline of his budget for next year.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am

Irish terror group claims car bomb was meant for G8 summit

The Irish republican terror group Oglaigh Na hEireann (ONH) has claimed that a car bomb abandoned in Northern Ireland at the weekend was meant to be ignited at the hotel hosting the G8 summit of world leaders in June.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:25am

Talking points

Thousands march against C.Y. Leung

1 Jan 2013 - 4:08am

Global youth congress a success

Next year's One Young World Summit will be held in Pittsburgh in the US. The winning city was announced last Saturday at the end of this year's summit in Zurich.

One Young World gathers bright young people from around the world for three days of discussion.

7 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Africa looks to China as Western influence fades

As the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and nowhere is this wry observation truer than in Africa.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

G20 members must put self-interest aside

International politics have taken a leap forward with the Group of 20's decision to put itself in charge of steering the world's economy. China and other major developing nations are now on an equal footing with their industrialised counterparts in shaping policies and directions. The symbolism of the unrepresentative Group of 8 being replaced by a genuinely inclusive forum is immense.

28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

G8 no longer the body to tackle global problems

The agenda for the annual summit of leaders of the world's eight most industrialised nations is, as usual, ambitious.

9 Jul 2009 - 12:00am