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G8 Summit: Sticks and carrots for the bad boys of Asia

THE world's major powers last night sought to contain separate theatres of turmoil in South Asia, trying to brake the nuclear arms race on the Indian sub-continent and pleading for dialogue and reform to avert the worst in riot-torn Indonesia.

G8 Summit: Leaders are tested by turmoil in the Far East

Rupert Cornwell examines the main issues on the table at weekend summit

Debt relief for the Third World is not enough

ONE THING that all people of goodwill can agree on is that we are against anyone starving, especially in the Third World. My entire generation was raised on the notion that one sign of decency, if not piousness, was to pop a penny in the tin for starving children in Africa.

Stolen flags add to last-minute hitches in Birmingham's plans

A FEW last-minute hitches marred preparations yesterday for the G8 summit which begins in Birmingham today. Four of the summit nations' flags were stolen in an overnight raid. The thieves also removed four 10ft poles from which the flags had been hung.

By coracle, in search of a miracle: the vicar who's paddling her protest to the G8

A VICAR sets out on an historic - and historical - voyage today to confront Bill Clinton, Tony Blair and other world leaders with evidence that Western economic policies are causing grinding Third World poverty, writes Christopher Mowbray.

New squeeze on Serbs

AT least three ethnic Albanians have been killed in renewed clashes between separatist guerillas and police in the strife-torn Serbian province of Kosovo, writes Rupert Cornwell.

Nul points for humility

To most people, Eurovision is a joke. But not for the British hope.

Letter: Chance Blair has to seize

Letter: Chance Blair has to seize

Summit to halt rare-species smuggling

A "NEIGHBOURHOOD watch" war on illegal trade in rare species and dangerous chemicals was unveiled by the Government yesterday.

Letter: Citizens can't be created in a classroom

Is it teaching about, or experiencing processes of, democracy that will make the difference between switched-on and switched-off citizens? ("Good citizens from little children grow", 26 March, Education+). I shudder to think what either enforced lessons in civics or enforced community service (isn't that what we dole out as punishment for minor criminal offences?) might do for the next generation of young voters.

Music: lyric sheets

Bill Clinton is to make his British jazz debut on saxophone. The event will take place at Ronnie Scott's in Birmingham after the G8 Summit of world leaders in May.
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