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G8

The 8 wealthiest, most influential and most industrially advanced democratic nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, US.
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The leaders of the G8 nations, meeting in Italy, agreed a communiqu demanding that Tehran allow embassies to exercise their functions "without arbitrary restrictions on or intimidation of their staff".
Leaders of the G8 nations - Britain, the US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia - will be joined today by African presidents and prime ministers and representatives of international bodies as they assess the impact of the global recession on the world's poorest countries.
Mr Brown said the deal, agreed at the summit of G8 nations in Italy, paved the way for a global agreement at the UN conference in Copenhagen this December to halve emissions by the middle of the century.
The G8 nations are Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Canada and the United States, while the G5 includes China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa.
CAIRO: France wants Egypt to be the representative of the Arab world in the proposed expansion of the G8 nations which is to become the G14 with the inclusion of six other countries.
It seems to me that what is needed is consistent and heavy political pressure by the G8 nations.
G8 nations, papering over deep differences on how to set goals to combat global warming, yesterday said they would work towards a target of at least halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with other participants in UN talks.
A report by the Africa Progress Panel this week warned that, unless increases in aid are accelerated, G8 nations will fail to deliver on their pledge at 2005's Gleneagles summit to double assistance to Africa by 2010.
The cause is power: the ability of the G8 nations and their corporations to run other people's lives.
These forgiven debts represent about one-sixth of the total owed by African nations to the G8 nations and international lenders.
Similarly, Singer declares that while the prosperous G8 nations may be able to deal with global warming "without enormous loss of life," the developing world will not.