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G8 Summit

Obama Consults Merkel On Ukraine, Will Not Participate In G8 Summit

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday about the situation in Ukraine and discus...

LISTEN: The Mixtape David Cameron Gave Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

David Cameron gave a mixtape to his fellow G8 leaders at their summit in June, and High Fidelity it is not. The themes of the meeting in Northern I...

The Day I Never Climbed Mount Everest on Facebook

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Comedy
Edward M. Weinman

During the age of self-promotion on social media, it's important to remember the above-mentioned refrain.

Obama Could Unveil Climate Strategy with Clean Air Act Tie Soon

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

Potential regulatory tools under the Clean Air Act--beyond the greenhouse gas rules--could accelerate development and deployment of potentially game-changing clean air and energy technologies to reduce emissions in the nation's key industrial sectors.

The Celtic Tiger Is Dead. Long Live The Celtic Tiger.

Ranjit Dighe | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Ranjit Dighe

Northern Ireland was the perfect place for this week's G8 summit. These meetings are supposed to promote peace and prosperity, and Northern Ireland, s...

Africa, the Next Asia?

Borge Brende | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Borge Brende

The era of pessimism is over in Africa. In eight of the last 10 years, the African "lion" economies have grown faster than even the Asian "tigers." But if this growth is not invested in human capital and diversifying economies, there is a risk that Africa will once again be known as the lost continent.

Keep the Momentum Building: With Pro-Nutrition Policies and Political Will, We Can End Deadly Malnutrition in a Generation

Benoît Miribel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Benoît Miribel

PARIS, FRANCE -- As the G8 leaders meet in Lough Erne to discuss the world economy, they should keep in mind the proper role nutrition plays in develo...

Building the Largest Free Trade Zone in the World

João Vale de Almeida | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
João Vale de Almeida

If EU and the U.S. can show that we want to open markets and resist protectionism even in this moment of crisis, it will send a powerful signal to the rest of the world about the continuing strength of the international economic order.

The S-Word Looms Over G8 Talks

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

By Roberta Rampton and Alexei Anishchuk ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 17 (Reuters) - Western leaders rebuked Russian President V...

Why Michelle Obama's Calling Ireland Home

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices

* First lady and daughters see records of president's family * Ancestor was 18th century provost of Trinity College * At...

Putin And Obama Set To Spar Over Syria At G8

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama faces what could b...

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

G8: It's Time to Be Accountable for Ending Child Deaths

Marwin Meier | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact
Marwin Meier

We have had much G8 rhetoric around nutrition and food security over the last several years and the renewed interest in this quintessential intervention for human development is good, but needs to be backed up by a transparent accountability framework that can trace every promised dollar.

How Free Trade Might Be the World's Best Option

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business
Bjørn Lomborg

British Prime Minister David Cameron has rightly put free trade on the top of the G8 agenda. It is possibly one of the best ways we could help the world foster economic prosperity and development.

Can G8 Leaders Be Accountable at Lough Erne?

John Ruthrauff | Posted 08.15.2013 | Impact
John Ruthrauff

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES -- Next week, the heads of state of the Group of Eight (G8) countries will meet at an exclusive golf hideaway on Lough Erne ...

The G8 Needs a Standing Agenda: Competitiveness

Nicholas Dungan | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Nicholas Dungan

Prime Minister, espousing competitiveness as your core issue represents the best opportunity to make the most of this year's G8 presidency -- and to make your mark in history, by setting the stage for the success of the West in the decades to come.

G8 Summit: A Civil Society-Driven Agenda -- Russia Please Take Note

Elena Panfilova | Posted 08.14.2013 | Impact
Elena Panfilova

MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- Last week in preparation for the G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited a group of civil society or...

Acting Together for More Justice

François Hollande | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
François Hollande

It is a test for the G8, a group of advanced economies that must lead by example. The challenge is to work together to do everything in our power to build a safer, more prosperous, more sustainable, and fairer future.

To End Hunger, Must Focus On Violence Against Women | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

Later this month, food security and nutrition will be a top agenda item at the G8 summit in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Women must be the focu...

Italy's G8 Record: The Good Start Is Long Lost

Luca De Fraia | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Luca De Fraia

MILAN, ITALY -- The G8 summit in a few days will be one of first times that the newly sworn-in Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta meets with internat...

Canada Under Pressure at G8 on Mining Transparency

Mark Fried | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Mark Fried

OTTAWA, CANADA -- When one agenda issue comes up at this year's G8 summit in Northern Ireland, all eyes will be on Canada: mandatory reporting of paym...

An Example To Follow: Japan's Historic Commitment To Infectious Disease Control

Tsutomu Takeuchi | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Tsutomu Takeuchi

TOKYO, JAPAN -- A commonly known Japanese proverb states "to begin is easy; to continue is hard." This sentiment is something that the international d...

The Human Cost of Empty Promises

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- We now know what needs to be done and when, so why the inaction? The G8 summit in Northern Ireland is a real opportunity to...

Checking in on the Human Yardstick

Victoria Quinn | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Victoria Quinn

What more do we need to do to make the elimination of child undernutrition an urgent goal not just for child survival but also for national economic development?

"Nutrition for Growth": A Once-in-a-decade Opportunity, This Weekend

Molly Kinder | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Molly Kinder

On June 8th, just days before the 2013 G8 Summit, UK Prime Minister David Cameron will convene world leaders in London for the high-level Nutrition fo...