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  • G-8 leaders vow to go after global tax cheats

    G-8 leaders vow to go after global tax cheats
    LONDON — With many of their governments strapped for cash, leaders at a summit of rich nations vowed Tuesday to crack down on tax cheats by swapping financial information and exposing companies that set up elaborate structures to hide their profits....
  • G-8 leaders back Syrian peace talks but differ on Assad

    G-8 leaders back Syrian peace talks but differ on Assad
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders joined forces Tuesday in seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement that would forge a “united, inclusive and democratic” government...
  • Obama welcomes Taliban assent to Afghanistan talks

    Obama welcomes Taliban assent to Afghanistan talks
    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Calling for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Taliban’s surprise agreement to negotiate directly with U.S. officials toward ending America&...
  • Snowden says U.S. and Britain spy on friends as well as foes

    Snowden says U.S. and Britain spy on friends as well as foes
    In the middle of the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland early this week, the host, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and his closest international partner, President Obama, were embarrassed by the latest revelations of secret spying sprung on them by...
  • White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria

    White House confirms use of chemical weapons in Syria
    The government in Syria has used chemical weapons in that country’s civil war, killing at least 100 to 150 civilians, the White House said Thursday in an announcement that left unclear what the U.S. response would be. Small-scale attacks using...
  • Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use

    Russia not convinced by U.S. claims of Syrian chemical weapons use
    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday said it was not persuaded by U.S. assertions that Syria has used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war and called the decision to send arms to some rebel groups unhelpful. Yuri Ushakov, an aide to Russian...
  • The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'

    The Week Ahead: 'Troubles' site hosts G-8, Obama's 'Yes we scan'
    Northern Ireland venue for G-8 summit showcases recovery from 'the Troubles' Monday-Tuesday, June 17-18 -- Security is always a challenge at the annual Group of 8 summit, and this year host nation Britain has made the task particularly daunting with its...
  • European leaders take on corporate tax avoidance

    European leaders take on corporate tax avoidance
    LONDON -- European leaders gathered in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss how to clamp down on multinational companies that exploit loopholes or set up complex accounting schemes to lower their tax bills. Taking on an issue that has also become...
  • Authorities temporarily ban Twitter in Pakistan

     
    Pakistan’s decision to block access to the online social network Twitter on Sunday drew sharp criticism from human rights activists, who called the move an “ill-advised” attempt at censorship....
  • 6.0 earthquake in Italy kills 6, injures dozens

     
    An earthquake early Sunday in north-central Italy killed six people, injured dozens and sent parts of historic castles, clock towers and churches tumbling down....
  • Obama, other G-8 leaders push economic growth over austerity

     
    President Obama and leaders of the world’s other leading economies on Saturday embraced a policy of growth over austerity in Europe as they met on the cloistered grounds of Camp David to talk about fending off a spread of the Euro zone crisis....