Arts and Entertainment Bono was chased down the street at a G8 summit by protesters shouting 'Make Bono history'

Singer said in the same 'great' week he was booed at the TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania

Obama says still time for climate deal this year

US President Barack Obama said at the G8 summit today there is still time to close the gap with developing powers on climate change, after the UN chief criticised the G8 for not going hard enough.

Soldiers storm city in turmoil

China's President Hu Jintao abandons G8 summit as paramilitary take over streets

US agrees landmark pledge to slash emissions

G8 commits to cutting carbon output by 80% – and tells China and India to follow suit

Tent city that awaits the G8

The choice of L'Aquila to host this week's summit of world leaders has highlighted Italy's failure to help the victims of the quake

Business Diary: 04/07/2009

More sickening news for Citigroup

An internal memo from Citigroup HQ in New York reaches our desk. Apparently, a member of staff has contracted swine flu and the bank's staff have been instructed to watch out for any symptoms they may develop themselves. As if the credit crisis-hit bank doesn't have enough to worry about.

Levy Mwanawasa: President of Zambia who fought against corruption and was a fierce and vocal critic of Robert Mugabe

Levy Mwanawasa, President of Zambia since 2002, was part of a new generation of African leaders whose formative years were not spent fighting for liberation. Zambia won independence from Britain in 1964 when Mwanawasa was just 15, and his early career was instead taken up with the battle against corruption.

Brown accused of delaying Bill to appease pro-life voters in Glasgow

Gordon Brown has been accused of delaying a controversial Bill on embryology and abortion in order to save votes in the Glasgow East by-election.

Russians accuse British diplomat of spying

Tensions between London and Russia escalated further last night when a British diplomat in Moscow was accused of spying.

Bush to G8: 'Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter'

After rejecting global climate-change targets, George Bush's parting shot to the G8 summit

Over caviar and sea urchin, G8 leaders mull food crisis

World leaders are not renowned for their modest wine selections or reticence at the G8 summit's cheese board. True to form, discussing the global food crisis – spiralling grocery prices in the developed world and starvation in Africa – was clearly hungry work that left their stomachs rumbling.

Leading article: Brown's opportunity to help Africa

This year's G8 summit, which kicks off today in Hokkaido with Gordon Brown in attendance, may be one of the last of its type, for a consensus has grown that a club uniting only the US, a clutch of European states and Russia can no longer claim the right or ability to steer the world economy. But if the need to expand the club to make it more effective is pressing, it is also no excuse for inaction this year.

Paul Vallely: Time running out to deliver promises to world's poorest

It is three years since I met Teklu and he is still waiting. We had stopped the car by the edge of a precipitous plateau in the Ethiopian highlands to take in the view. Teklu, aged nine, appeared from nowhere, with a herd of goats in his wake. He told us his story; how his ambition was to go to school but there was not one nearby that his parents could afford so he spent every day looking after the animals.

Rich nations are 'betraying' Africa

Brown and Geldof order G8 to honour Gleneagles aid pledges
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