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Russia suspended from G8 over Ukraine crisis

The G7 group of top economic powers have kicked out Russia from the powerful G8 over its annexation of Crimea and threatened to impose far-reaching sanctions if Moscow continued its incursion into Ukraine.

Russia's G8 summit cancelled over Ukraine crisis

US President Barack Obama and top economic powers have cancelled an upcoming G8 summit in Russia to build pressure on Moscow against its military action in Ukraine.

Canada let NSA spy on G20, G8 summits: Report

Canada allowed America`s National Security Agency to spy on G20 talks in Toronto in 2010 and at the G8 summit days earlier, according to documents cited by public broadcaster CBC.

G8 leaders urge efforts to fight 'scourge' of tax evasion

"Tax authorities across the world should automatically share information to fight the scourge of tax evasion," the G8 said in a statement during a two-day summit.

Oil prices up in Asia on Middle East concerns

Oil prices rose in Asian trade Tuesday, fuelled by growing concern over the Syrian conflict and political unrest in Turkey, analysts said.

Obama arrives in Northern Ireland for G8 summit

Obama was heading to the Waterfront Hall conference centre to speak to an invited audience of 2,000 mostly young people, touching on Northern Ireland`s peace process.

G8 leaders agree on global growth, fiscal responsibility

Seeking a "strong and cohesive" Eurozone, that includes debt-ridden Greece, leaders of the powerful G-8 countries have agreed to put their fiscal houses in order and accord priority to growth and jobs by revitalising the global economy.

G8 commits to launch New Alliance for food security, nutrition

Leaders of the G-8 countries have committed themselves to launch "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" in association with African and other nations, aimed at lifting 50 million people out of poverty over the next decade.

Eurozone crisis may overshadow G8 agenda

The event will discuss issues, including the eurozone crisis, Iran nuclear standoff, Syria, global energy and food security, among others.

US to host G-8 Foreign Ministers meeting next week

Foreign Ministers of the G-8 nations will meet next week in Washington to discuss a range of country-specific, regional and transnational topics, the US State Department has said.