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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Canada on Monday to meet with other G-8 leaders, to prepare for the Group of Eight summit in Canada in June, officials said.

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Officials: G-20 to supplant G-8 as international economic councilupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 11:29:00

Leaders of the G-20 economic summit will announce Friday that the group will become the new permanent council for international economic cooperation, senior U.S. officials told CNN Thursday.

Obama says G-8 talks 'highly productive'updated: Fri Jul 10 2009 13:15:00

President Obama declared the G-8 summit Friday "highly productive," writing off suggestions that the United States did not get some key things it wanted out of the meeting.

Full recovery 'still a ways off'updated: Fri Jul 10 2009 13:15:00

President Obama lists some of the achievements of the G8 summit this week in Italy as the conference nears the end.

Obama: G-8 has shown Iran 'door' to diplomatic engagementupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 11:32:00

President Obama argued Friday that the Group of Eight nations had sent a clear message to Iran: The world will not "wait indefinitely" and allow the country to build nuclear weapons.

CNNMoney: G8 promises may have some legsupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 10:59:00

The cynical view is tempting: World leaders have made yet another feel-good, empty pledge they will forget as soon as they return to their domestic concerns.

Obama: Leaders will work together on climateupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 10:01:00

Leaders of both industrialized powers and emerging economies have agreed to work together on setting a goal to limit global warming to levels recommended by scientists, U.S. President Barack Obama said at the G-8 summit.

Obama on climate changeupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 10:01:00

At his first G8, President Obama acknowledged the U.S. role in climate change, and called for a global solution.

G-8 leaders have ambitious environmental goalsupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 09:54:00

Leaders of the world's most powerful economies pledged to seek huge cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Italy on Wednesday.

G8 tackles climateupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 09:54:00

Leaders at the G8 summit sign an agreement with tough new emission cuts. ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports.

Greenpeace members charged in Mount Rushmore G-8 protestupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 21:43:00

Eleven members of Greenpeace pleaded not guilty to federal charges after they were arrested for hanging a banner on South Dakota's Mount Rushmore Wednesday to protest global warming as the G-8 summit in Italy begins.

Mt. Rushmore banner stuntupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 21:43:00

Greenpeace protesters were arrested after climbing Mt. Rushmore and hanging a banner with a message to President Obama.

World leaders arrive for G-8 quake zone summitupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 13:53:00

Leaders of the world's most powerful economies were meeting Wednesday in the center of an Italian earthquake zone for a summit that, despite an agenda tackling the global financial crisis, world poverty and climate change, is not expected to produce seismic results.

CNNMoney: Time to retire the G8 summitupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 11:12:00

Failure would be welcome. It's too bad that the leaders of western powers convening in Italy will do their utmost to pretend to avoid it.

Arctic expeditionupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:42:00

Polar explorer Eric Philips blogs from the "Arctic Sunrise" during a three-month expedition to chart the impact of climate change.

Polar blog: 'There's something afoot in the Arctic'updated: Tue Jul 07 2009 10:42:00

I'm writing this blog from Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland, where a cold katabatic wind is blowing off the ice onto the deck of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for a flat openupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 07:29:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a nearly flat open Tuesday as the concerns about the global economic recovery continued ahead of the G8 summit and the initial second-quarter corporate results.

CNNMoney: G8 can weep together, or fight togetherupdated: Mon Jul 06 2009 13:37:00

The annual G8 summit could be a time for mutual commiseration. The leaders of rich countries who will gather in Italy this week share many economic woes. From London to Paris and Washington to Moscow, what used to be different "models" or economic systems are converging fast on the way down. It would be tempting to trade moans about bank bailouts and bankruptcies, shrinking GDPs and widening deficits.

CNNMoney: Oil slides to near $70updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 14:48:00

Oil sold off Monday to settle near the $70 mark as the dollar rose, stocks fell, and a slew of global events put downward pressure on prices.

Six arrested over plot to attack G-8 summitupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 08:10:00

An investigation into the Italian left-wing terrorist group the Red Brigades has led to the arrest of six people who Rome police say were plotting an attack on next month's G-8 summit.

Protesters always early adopters of technologyupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 06:18:00

Headlines proclaiming that G-20 activists and police are following each others' activities on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites may give one the impression that a new age of surveillance and political activism has dawned.

Data: U.S. teachers contracted to work longer than G-8 counterpartsupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 19:40:00

Teachers in the United States are contracted to work more hours than their counterparts in other Group of Eight countries, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

Time.com: Call for a Global Summit to Reshape Bankingupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 22:00:00

The Group of Eight major industrial nations announced Wednesday they will hold a global summit

The global economy players: Which organization does what?updated: Sat Oct 11 2008 22:24:00

Organizations that have a role in the global financial system:

Top lawmakers to Bush: Meet with G8 over economyupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 01:57:00

Congressional leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi urged President Bush Thursday to call an emergency meeting with the G8 to address international financial instability.

World leaders avoid setting greenhouse targetupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 23:27:00

Leaders of the world's major economies pledged to combat climate change Wednesday -- but they did not set specific targets for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.

G8 effectivenessupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 23:27:00

Some critics call the G8 conference a waste of time. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Time.com: G-8: Bush Hails Climate Change Work updated: Wed Jul 09 2008 07:00:00

President Bush on Wednesday hailed the move by G-8 leaders to coalesce behind a global climate-change strategy, claiming "significant progress"

Bush's last chance at the G8updated: Tue Jul 08 2008 13:06:00

President Bush faces tough challenges at his last G8 summit. What are the prospects of real progress? CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

G8 leaders warn Iran and Zimbabweupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 13:06:00

The leaders of the Group of Eight nations expressed concerns Tuesday about Iran's nuclear program and Zimbabwe's election crisis.

Environmentalists dismiss G-8 emissions targetupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 11:12:00

A call from the world's most powerful nations to establish the goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions worldwide by 2050, was criticized by environmentalists Tuesday.

CNNMoney: G-8: Oil prices pose risk to world economyupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 07:13:00

Leaders of the Group of Eight nations expressed long-term optimism Tuesday about their economies. They also expressed concern over high commodity prices, including the prices of food and oil.

Time.com: The G-8 Start With a Focus on Africaupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 16:00:00

Host Japan puts the spotlight on the poorest of continents to help rectify aid shortcomings and improve the climate for future business

Time.com: India's Nuclear Gamble at the G-8updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 12:00:00

Manmohan Singh is in Japan to have a few informal -- but crucial -- discussions about a controversial deal between the U.S. and India to share civilian nuclear technology

Impact of climate changeupdated: Sun Jul 06 2008 23:42:00

CNN's Sasha Herriman speaks to Andrew Torrance of UK Allianz on the role of climate change in the upcoming G8 meeting.

The world in their hands: What can come from the G8 summit?updated: Sun Jul 06 2008 23:42:00

From July 7 to 9, the small town of Toyako in Japan will become the center of the world when the leaders of the G8 countries meet for their annual summit.

Time.com: Olympics: Bush Aims Not to Offendupdated: Sun Jul 06 2008 12:00:00

President Bush on Sunday defended his decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics

Bush lowers expectations for his final G-8 summitupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 22:43:00

President Bush heads to Japan on Saturday for his final G-8 summit of world leaders as the global economy slumps, energy prices soar and food shortages loom in the developing world.

Bush's last chance at the G8updated: Sat Jul 05 2008 22:43:00

President Bush faces tough challenges at his last G8 summit. CNN's Elaine Quijano reports.

Japan G8 protestsupdated: Sat Jul 05 2008 21:23:00

While G8 leaders assemble to discuss world matters, various protests are expected to be held all over Hokkaido.

Going beyond the green-washingupdated: Wed Jul 02 2008 00:29:00

CNN is "Going Green" in the pursuit of the most innovative and effective solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

Time.com: Blair Campaigns for Climate Actionupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 21:00:00

Ahead of next week's G8 summit in Japan, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for a united front against global warming

Time.com: G-8 Ministers Concerned Over Oilupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 15:00:00

Finance ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations urged oil producers Saturday to boost output

Time.com: Report: $45 Trillion to Fight Warmingupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 11:15:00

The world needs to invest $45 trillion in energy in coming decades, build some 1,400 nuclear power plants and vastly expand wind power in order to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Time.com: Does the G-8 Summit Have a Point?updated: Mon Jun 11 2007 08:10:00

The protesters came, and the leaders talked. But increasingly the annual gathering looks like an anachronism

Time.com: The Next Move on Global Warmingupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 07:35:00

George Bush again played roadblock-in-chief at the G8 summit. But he has a point: the G8 is largely irrelevant to making real progress on carbon emissions

Activists slam G8 pledge on Africaupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 06:19:00

Development campaigners have criticized a pledge by the leaders of the world's richest nations on Friday to give $60 billion to fight diseases such as AIDS in Africa.

G8 finale: Africa in the spotlightupdated: Fri Jun 08 2007 01:22:00

Leaders of the world's eight major industrialized nations will end their summit Friday with a pledge to help nations on the world's poorest continent.

G8 backs climate-change science, sets no hard goalsupdated: Thu Jun 07 2007 16:58:00

Leaders from the world's eight major industrialized nations "accepted the latest scientific evidence" of the dangers of global warming Thursday but set no targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Bush downplays tension with Russia at G8updated: Wed Jun 06 2007 04:23:00

Tension between the United States and Russia over a missile-defense system in Europe is likely to take center stage at the Group of Eight summit of industrialized nations in Germany, which started Wednesday.

GM unveils new 4-door Pontiac G8updated: Wed Feb 07 2007 10:54:00

General Motors will unveil a new Pontiac sedan at the Chicago Auto Show today.

G8 calls for end to Mideast strifeupdated: Sun Jul 16 2006 19:00:00

In the Russian city of St. Petersburg, the leaders of the Group of Eight economic powers issued a statement of "deepening concern" about the situation in the Middle East.

Bush's energy triumphupdated: Thu Jul 14 2005 16:36:00

Overshadowed by the London terrorist attack and largely ignored by inattentive news media, the declaration on global warming at the G-8 summit of industrialized nations sounded far more like George W. Bush than Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac.

Analysis: London bombers strengthen Blairupdated: Sun Jul 10 2005 15:15:00

The terrorist attacks on London could have wrecked one of the pinnacles of Tony Blair's career -- his ambitious attempt as chairman of the G8 nations to secure a major step-change in aid for Africa and to get the G8 nations to commit together to a new wave of action to reduce global warming.

Blair lauds G8 doubling of aid to Africaupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 09:17:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced "very substantial progress" in addressing African poverty at the G8 summit on Friday, but acknowledged only limited advancement on the other top issue on the agenda, global climate change.

Quijano: Bush not planning to leave G-8 meetingupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 12:49:00

CNN Correspondent Elaine Quijano is in Scotland where the G-8 is meeting. She talked with CNN's Soledad O'Brien about President Bush's reaction to four explosions in London's transport system Thursday.

G8 leaders condemn 'barbaric' attacksupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 07:35:00

Flanked by the somber leaders of the world's largest industrial nations at the G8 summit in Scotland, British Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned what he said were likely terrorist attacks in London.

World leaders condemn attacks, offer supportupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 07:25:00

World leaders expressed their condolences to the British people Thursday and sent messages to Prime Minister Tony Blair that they were united in the fight against terrorism.

Blair back at G8 summit after bombupdated: Thu Jul 07 2005 02:10:00

Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) nations are continuing their summit in defiance of the deadly explosions that rocked London.

G8 leaders gather amid protestsupdated: Wed Jul 06 2005 14:24:00

As the leaders of the world's richest nations arrived at a central Scotland resort, hundreds of protesters stormed a field surrounding the Gleneagles Hotel in an effort to bring their messages to the annual G8 summit.

G8 protesters clash with policeupdated: Wed Jul 06 2005 00:17:00

Protesters clashed with police, smashing car windows and throwing rocks, just hours before the world's eight richest nations were set to open their annual meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland.

Warning as G8 clashes turn violentupdated: Tue Jul 05 2005 03:55:00

As many as 100 protesters have begun appearing in court following violent clashes with police as officials promised zero tolerance for troublemakers ahead of Wednesday's G8 summit.

Police scuffle with G8 protestersupdated: Mon Jul 04 2005 05:47:00

Police and protesters scuffled in Edinburgh ahead of Wednesday's G8 summit as officials braced for more demonstrations and the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Quest's backstage blogupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 16:51:00

CNN correspondent Richard Quest offers a behind-the-scenes look at Live 8 in Philadelphia and looks forward to the G8 summit in Scotland.

Live 8 puts pressure on G8 leadersupdated: Sun Jul 03 2005 11:35:00

After the success of Live 8, the largest live concert ever held, politicians said people power could make a difference as Group of Eight (G8) leaders prepared to meet to discuss Africa.

Millions gather for Live 8 updated: Sat Jul 02 2005 07:54:00

Millions were gathering at concert venues across the world Saturday for a massive musical effort to focus attention on global poverty.

Afghanistan, Mideast top G8 agendaupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 13:24:00

Foreign ministers from the world's richest countries have promised support for Afghanistan's democratic struggle and called for an orderly Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.

Putin backs Blair debt dealupdated: Mon Jun 13 2005 05:05:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has won the backing of Russia for an agreement on tackling African poverty and climate change.

G8 ministers back Africa debt dealupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 07:33:00

Finance ministers from the world's wealthiest nations have agreed to a historic accord to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations.

African relief: Praise and cautionupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 02:53:00

The new head of the World Bank has praised a historic agreement by Group of Eight finance ministers to cancel up to $55 billion in foreign debt owed by some of the world's poorest nations.

Hopes raised of Africa debt dealupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 03:34:00

Hopes of an accord on debt relief for poor African nations were raised Friday with reports of an agreement between the United States and Britain on writing off $16.7 billion owed by 18 countries.

Blair faces tough tasks before G8updated: Wed Jun 08 2005 08:10:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair was back in London Wednesday facing tough negotiations on deals to boost aid for Africa and curb global warming in time for next month's G8 summit in Scotland.

Bush, Blair push African debt reliefupdated: Tue Jun 07 2005 08:55:00

The United States and Britain are working on a plan to provide full debt relief for African countries that are "on the path to reform," U.S. President George W. Bush has said.

'Live 8' concerts to fight povertyupdated: Tue May 31 2005 08:44:00

Twenty years after he staged Live Aid to help save the starving in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof has announced plans for new concerts to fight poverty in Africa.

Bush: No new NATO troops to Iraqupdated: Thu Jun 10 2004 09:55:00

President Bush said the Group of Eight leaders were "committed to the success of Iraq's government," but that no more troops from NATO countries would be sent to the country.

G8 protest draws small crowdupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 12:49:00

Marking the start of the Group of Eight Summit, several dozen protesters gathered Tuesday in Savannah's Forsyth Park, flanked by almost as many members of the media.

Economic summit will likely focus on Mideastupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 08:11:00

Heads of the world's leading economic powers have began gathering in the U.S. state of Georgia for their annual G8 summit, where Iraq is dominating discussions.

Koizumi to brief on N. Korea issueupdated: Tue Jun 08 2004 02:10:00

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will brief U.S. President George W. Bush on the North Korean nuclear issue during the Group of Eight summit this week at the U.S. resort of Sea Island, Georgia.

Hotels full, beaches bare as summit approachesupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 21:49:00

While the world refocuses its attention to the G8 summit a few miles from here, the beaches are nearly empty, and the only people boating offshore are the police and Coast Guard.

G-8 leaders aim to heal Iraq riftupdated: Mon Jun 07 2004 08:55:00

Leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations meet this week in an effort to put behind them the divisions of Iraq and instead concentrate on terrorism and its likely effect on world oil prices.

Mideast leaders invited to G-8updated: Mon May 24 2004 22:03:00

U.S. President George W. Bush has invited the leaders of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan and Yemen to meet with G-8 leaders at next month's summit in the coastal resort town of Sea Island, in the U.S. state of Georgia.

Fortune: Tech Into Plowshares As the gap between the developed world and the developing world has grown, so have anti-U.S. updated: Mon Oct 15 2001 00:01:00

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