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In all first transatlantic encounters there is form and then there is substance. In form, David Cameron and Barack Obama seemed strikingly well-matched: of similar height, with similar charm, and both left-handed. (When was that last true of a British and a US leader?) And the diplomats had devised the sort of little trick that smoothes along even potentially prickly meetings. Remember Tony Blair and George Bush at a wintry Camp David and a shared taste for Colgate toothpaste? This Prime Minister and this President went one better. They had supposedly bet each other a couple of bottles of their local brew on the result of the England-USA World Cup match. As it was a draw, each had brought his own.

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BP's share price plunged to a 14-year low yesterday as the battered oil giant admitted that the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico had cost it $2.35bn (£1.57bn) so far.

Rich nations accused of failing to keep their African aid promise

Leaders of the richest nations were accused yesterday of abandoning their historic pledge to double aid to Africa and the world's other poorest countries, made at the Gleneagles summit five years ago.

Adrian Hamilton: G8 and G20: what's the difference?

You have to feel sorry for the poor Canadians. With a right-wing government hell-bent on massive public expenditure cuts, they have to fund not just one grand international summit with the G20 this weekend, but two, with the G8 summit on Friday. And in separate places. The G8 summit takes place in Muskoska, the G20 meeting in Toronto. All the security, the transport and accommodation doubled.

Darling draws the line at seal meat for his G7 dinner

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Brown's aide deemed health risk to the G8

Gordon Brown banned one of his senior aides from attending the G8 summit of world leaders because he had contracted swine flu, it has emerged.

G8 admits its failure to meet Gleneagles aid pledges

Campaigners say rich nations $15bn short of their $50bn target

Berlusconi accused of bugging talks

The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was at the receiving end of an unusual allegation yesterday when a senior Italian official claimed the Italian delegation had been secretly bugging the deliberations at the G8 summit – which protocol dictates are kept firmly off the record – to help Mr Berlusconi keep up.

Simon Wright: Save the Children or Save the Monuments?

Yesterday, Day 1 of the G8 summit, saw the arrival of leaders at the airports in Rome, transfers by helicopter, visits to the earthquake ruins and many, many photo opportunities.

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