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G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

Article: G8 Leaders Conclude with Pledge to Ease Global Food Crisis

TOYAKO, Japan, July 9, 2008 (ENS) – The leaders of the world’s eight wealthiest countries, the G8, packed their bags and headed home tonight after three days of discussions that dealt with ways to solve the global food crisis and global warming, among other issues. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (Photo courtesy UN) UN Secretary-General Ban…

World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

Article: World Bank Chief Calls for G8 Help to Feed World's Hungry

WASHINGTON, DC, July 3, 2008 (ENS) – When the Group of Eight, G8, leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries open their annual meeting Monday in Japan, the twin issues of food and fuel costs will be front and center on the agenda. On Wednesday, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick called on the G8 leaders…

British Prime Minister Urges G8 to Help the Hungry

Article: British Prime Minister Urges G8 to Help the Hungry

LONDON, UK, April 10, 2008 (ENS) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called upon the Group of Eight, G8, to press international institutions such as the World Bank to take action on a growing crisis in global food prices, which have increased by an estimated 55 percent since June. In a letter to Japanese…