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# g8 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Ireland's reputation is on the increase, so say G8 countries - survey

Ireland’s global reputation has increased, according to 36,000 respondants from eight of the world’s largest economies.

# g8 - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances

Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.

# g8 - Sunday 20 May, 2012

End of G8 summit: Obama talks of 'emerging consensus' on economic fix

The US President spoke of an emerging consensus to promote growth and job creation , while the German Chancellor added that austerity was still on the agenda.

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# g8 - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis

Energy will also be on the agenda, as the world looks to the oil markets in advance of scheduled sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

# g8 - Friday 18 May, 2012

Did Angela Merkel say Greece should hold a referendum on euro membership?

Greek officials claimed the German chancellor suggested the possibility of a referendum in a phone call with the Greek president, but Berlin has denied that was the case.

Obama to meet Hollande before G8 summit

The new French president is set to visit the White House today.

# g8 - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report Death Penalty This post contains videos

China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report

A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.

# g8 - Saturday 28 May, 2011

Gaddafi 'on the run' as Russia sides with G8 criticism

As Russia – Libya’s last major ally – calls for Gaddafi to go, a UK official says Muammar Gaddafi has gone “on the run”.

# g8 - Friday 27 May, 2011

Berlusconi to Obama: Leftist Italian judges are 'almost a dictatorship'

The Italian premier told reporters at the G8 summit he “won’t abandon” politics until Italy’s justice system has judges that “judge according to merit”.

# g8 - Thursday 26 May, 2011

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Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage

The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations

The G8 are expected to combine their economic powers to back the grass-roots democracy movements that have swept the Arab world – as well as discussing Japan’s nuclear crisis and internet regulation.

# g8 - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit

Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.

# g8 - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

France admits: it may be too late to oust Gaddafi

Foreign minister Alain Juppe says world leaders might have waited too long – and that Gaddafi is gaining too much strength.