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(G7), international organization officially established in 1985 to facilitate economic and commercial cooperation among the world's largest industrial nations, including efforts to aid the economies of non-G7 nations.
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The findings also confound those of national economic consultancy the Henley Centre, which declared before the G8 summit that Birmingham was "not failing on economic grounds, but on the woolly concept of kudos".
And 5,000 extra police officers are being drafted in from forces across England and Wales to boost security during the G8 summit
Leaders from the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Russia, France, Germany and Italy will be in Gleneagles for the G8 summit from July 6 to 8 next year.
When Mr Blair welcomes his fellow heads of state to the G8 summit he will also be receiving millions more such petitions from all over the world.
Previous G8 summits have been greeted by rioting protesters.
Meanwhile, preparations for the G8 summit continue.
The Irish campaign will turn up pressure on the Irish Government and world leaders to take action against global poverty and injustice in advance of the G8 Summit this July.
We feel we have achieved that with Lionel Richie and we feel the G8 summit and the concerts will make the people of Birmingham feel a bit special.
The group already has suspended preparations for a G8 summit hosted by Russia in Sochi that has been scheduled for June.
NNA - France's foreign minister called Sunday for preparations to be suspended for the upcoming G8 summit in Sochi over Russia's "military escalation" in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula, APF reported.
HOSTING and securing the G8 summit at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland cost more than PS80million, it was confirmed yesterday.