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26 June 2010 7:57 PM | Tagged: millennium development goals
RECOVERY AND NEW BEGINNINGS Muskoka, Canada, 25-26 June 20101.We, the Leaders of the Group of Eight, met in Muskoka on June 25-26, 2010.Our annual summit takes place as the world begins a fragile recovery from the greatest economic crisis in generations.2.What binds the G8 together is a shared vision that major global challenges must and can be addressed effectively through focus, commitment and

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26 June 2010 7:57 PM | Tagged: commander steve
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A 20-year-old garbage collector in the South American country of Guyana has pleaded guilty to performing an indecent act on a dead body after he allegedly exhumed the corpse of an elderly woman and had sex with it.Roopram Bacchus appeared before a judge Friday and testified that he had a drinking problem.The judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation and fined him $200.He f

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26 June 2010 6:57 PM | Tagged: bp oil spill
TORONTO The men do not know each other well.But each is facing intense public pressure at home over the disaster in the Gulf of , and a war in Afghanistan that has just experienced a dramatic change in command.The meeting will help set the tone for the latest incarnation of the relationship, which commentators on both sides of the Atlantic say is not particularly special any more.As leaders of t

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26 June 2010 6:57 PM | Tagged: gold coin
VIENNA – The world's largest gold coin has been sold at auction in Austria for euro3.27 million .The coin — a 2007 maple leaf coin with a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($960,000) that weighs 220 pounds (100 kilograms) and has a diameter of 21 inches (53 centimeters) — went under the hammer Friday at Austria's prestigious Dorotheum auction house.It was pocketed by Span

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26 June 2010 6:37 PM | Tagged: soccer world cup
In geographic terms, Robben Island sits in the Atlantic Ocean, just a few miles from Cape Town's bustling waterfront, which is nestled beneath Table Mountain.But, for decades, it was a world away.The island was long a notorious hub of injustice, the captive home of political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela.On June 26, the morning that the FORTUNE/TIME/CNN Global Forum got under way, some of us p

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26 June 2010 6:37 PM | Tagged: der spiegel magazine
BERLIN – Apple Inc must immediately make clear what data it collects from users of its products and for what purposes, Germany's justice minister was quoted as saying by Der Spiegel magazine on Saturday. Users of iPhones and other GPS devices must be aware of what kind of information about them is being collected, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger told the German weekly.According to De

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26 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: president paul kagame
KIGALI – The Rwanda government on Saturday denied any involvement in the murder of a journalist who accused the regime of attempting to assassinate a dissident general in Johannesburg.Jean-Leonard Rugambage was gunned down in Kigali on Thursday and his editor, speaking from his Ugandan exile, accused President Paul Kagame's regime of assassinating his colleague. Of course, this is not true

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26 June 2010 6:17 PM | Tagged: admiral mike mullen
KABUL – The Afghan capital was rocked Saturday by an accidental blast just as Washington's military chief promised business as usual despite the sacking of the US commander of foreign forces.The blast, near the foreign ministry in Kabul's embassy district, happened when an anti-personnel mine in an Afghan army vehicle accidentally detonated, a NATO spokesman said.The blast shook Kabul afte