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Russia rejects returning to G-8, bilateral with Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 21:44

Russia Wednesday ruled out returning to the Group of Eight (G8), comprising seven most industrialised nations (G7) and Russia, but Kremlin said it was open to cooperation with major Western powers.

Japan`s Abe, UK`s Cameron push Russia over Ukraine

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 01:19

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his British counterpart David Cameron today urged Russia to help solve the crisis in Ukraine.

Kremlin calls G8 summit snub `counterproductive`

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:51

Russia on Tuesday dismissed as counterproductive the decision of G8 member countries to snub a June summit in the Russian resort of Sochi.

Russia suspended from G8 over Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:34

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.

Crimea takeover impact: G8 summit in Russia to be replaced by G7 in Brussels

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 09:59

Determined to teach Russia a lesson in wake of its annexation of Crimea, the G7 leaders on Monday decided to remove Russia from the membership of Group of Eight, and planned the next summit to be held at Brussels.

Russia's G8 summit cancelled over Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 09:42

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.

Leaders plan Brussels G7 in June instead of G8 in Sochi-source

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 03:53

World leaders have agreed to hold a G7 summit in Brussels in June instead of attending a G8 meeting with Russia in Sochi, a French diplomatic source told Reuters on Monday.

Russia suspended from G8: France

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 19:54

France's foreign minister says that leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.

Russia suspended from G8: France

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 16:28

France`s foreign minister says that leaders of the Group of Eight world powers have suspended Russia`s participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia`s incursion into Crimea.

Ukraine: US says Russia`s seat at G8 summit at risk

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 01:08

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Russia today that its actions in Ukraine have put its role in the elite Group of Eight club of leading nations at risk.

Russia views G8 summit`s suspension over Ukraine groundless

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 05:54

Decision by the Group of Eight (G8) to suspend preparations for the summit due in Russia this summer is groundless, the Russian foreign ministry said Monday.

Isolated over Ukraine, Russia finds an ally in China

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 14:26

As the Western leaders united against Russia, threatening isolation in wake of its military intervention in Ukraine, Moscow on Monday flaunted it had Beijing`s agreement over the issue.