Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Jun 5, 2014

Russia's Putin dominates G-7 summit in absentia

Russian President Vladimir Putin was kept out of Wednesday’s summit of world leaders but dominated the meeting as President Barack Obama and his counterparts from the G-7 group of major economies sought the Kremlin chief’s renewed cooperation to end the Ukraine crisis. French President ...

Dec 5, 2013

Dementia cases to treble worldwide by 2050: study

The number of people with dementia worldwide is set to explode in the coming decades as the population ages, trebling by 2050, according to a study released Thursday. Some 44 million people already live with the disease, according to the report by Alzheimer’s Disease ...

Jun 22, 2013

Kudos and caution for Mr. Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been praised by G-8 leaders for his monetary policy as well as warned not to forget about a medium-term fiscal plan.

'Abenomics' spiel guardedly praised

Jun 19, 2013

'Abenomics' spiel guardedly praised

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, resolved to end nearly two decades of deflation and revive the economy, explains his economic and fiscal policies to his fellow G-8 chiefs, turning "Abenomics" into an international commitment in the process.

Jun 17, 2013

G-8 likely to unite against corporate tax evaders

The leaders of the Group of Eight major industrialized nations are expected to unite on tackling tax avoidance by multinational firms when their summit kicks off in Northern Ireland on Monday, sources said. At the two-day event at the lakeside resort of Lough Erne, ...

Cameron faces G-8 battle over anti-corruption plan

Jun 15, 2013

Cameron faces G-8 battle over anti-corruption plan


British Prime Minister David Cameron’s hopes of securing at the G-8 summit next week a major anti-corruption agreement that would force companies to reveal who really owns them is hanging by a thread, amid fierce opposition from both the Russian and Canadian governments, as ...

Jun 14, 2013

Abe to give G-8 'Abenomics' spiel

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will explain his “Abenomics” strategy to his Group of Eight peers when they meet next week in Northern Ireland, government officials said Thursday. Abe hopes to win acceptance for his three-pronged approach, aimed at ending decades of deflation and reviving ...

Apr 28, 2013

Abe eyes Eastern Europe trip

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering visiting Poland, Slovakia and Hungary in June during a planned trip to Britain, where he is slated to attend an annual summit of the Group of Eight major economies, informed sources said. Through the trip, Abe hopes to ...