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The 8 wealthiest, most influential and most industrially advanced democratic nations: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, UK, US.
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The six chapters collected here, five of which are excerpted from Congressional Research Service reports (available for free online), explore issues of peacekeeping and related stability operations, including problems and solutions in policing in such operations, issues of US military involvement, issues of the Global Peace Operations Initiative (announced an the 2004 Group of Eight summit and intended to address the lack of available peacekeeping forces), congressional action on civilian capabilities for operations; issues for Congress in United Nations peacekeeping; and Congressional oversight of World Bank post-conflict aid.
Police yesterday shut off public access to the Baltic Sea resort of Heiligen-damm, the venue for next week's Group of Eight summit in Germany.
POLICE today shut off public access to the Baltic Sea resort of Heiligendamm, the venue for next week's Group of Eight summit in Germany.
The summit president--Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany--said she would urge the US and Russia to follow suit when she hosts the Group of Eight summit in June and expressed the hope that China too would announce efforts to reduce emissions.
And at the Group of Eight summit in July, Russia proposed the creation of a regional entity in eastern Europe and Central Asia to promote the development of an HIV vaccine.
Workers went on strike in Italy, Austria and Germany as well, but France was centre-stage as host of the Group of Eight summit of the world's most powerful leaders.
While Adwan would not give a date, the meeting is likely to take place sometime next week, after Bush attends the Group of Eight summit in Europe.
The two sides made a breakthrough during talks between Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and EU leaders held in Tokyo in July shortly before the Group of Eight summit in Okinawa.
Nishigahiro and other officials are touring Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Malaysia to exchange views on Japan's support program for IT development under which Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori pledged to provide $15 billion in the next five years at Group of Eight Summit last July.
On the Group of Eight summit, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Okinawa Prefecture, Gates said, "We are hopeful that the Japanese commitment will set the stage for a productive gathering, marked not just by dialogue but also by tangible commitments and clear consensus on next steps.
Japan and the United States resumed working-level talks in Tokyo earlier in the day to settle their biggest trade row before the upcoming Group of Eight summit, which opens July 21 in Okinawa.
The yen depreciated beyond the [yen] 136 level after the Birmingham Group of Eight summit meeting in mid-May.

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