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European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso speaks at a news conference before the start of a G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Tax avoidance was nearly knocked off the G8 agenda when Barack Obama announced that the US would provide military support to the Syrian opposition for(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron (5th from left) has a group photograph taken with (l-r) European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso; Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe; German chancellor Angela Merkel; Russia’s president Vladimir Putin; Cameron; US president Barack Obama; France’s president Francois Hollande; Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper; Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, at the G8 Summit, at Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, today. Photograpgh: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Russia’s Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama’s efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit today, warning(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an EU/US trade discussion with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso; US President Barack Obama; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The sign by the main road into the Lough Erne resort said it all: “Obama in Fermanagh, we’re putting the spuds on.” For his Russian counterpart, the m(...)

US president Barack Obama reacts as the sun comes out as he works alongside Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and students on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron welcomes Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to the Lough Erne golf resort. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett /Reuters
G8 summit at a glance
  • News
  • June 17, 2013, 10:39

Syria will dominate the agenda at the G8 talks when Vladimir Putin meets tonight with US president Barack Obama for bilateral talks.All of the G8 lead(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD (right) meets with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, at Farmleigh House, Dublin, ahead of the G8 Summit.

Ireland has “nothing to fear” from the changes being demanded at the G8 on tax avoidance, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He rejected comments by Northe(...)

G8 leaders gather
  • World
  • June 17, 2013, 01:00

The omens for dramatic advances for David Cameron at the Group of Eight (G8), are not propitious. The British Prime Minister, hosting the summit in Lo(...)

A girl waves towards police officers in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh yesterday. A large security operation is in place around Enniskillen and Lough Erne ahead of the G8 summit, which begins today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The escalating civil war in Syria is rising to the fore of the agenda for the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh as world leaders gather today at Lough Erne f(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron greets Russia’s president Vladimir Putin in Downing Street this afternoon. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin tonight issued a blunt warning to the West not to arm Syrian rebels who “eat the organs” of their enemies.Following t(...)

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