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G8:

see Group of Eight under Group of SevenGroup of Seven
(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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An anti-encroachment operation was conducted in G-8 a few weeks back but the encroachers returned to their previous spots.
Interest among G-8 nations in Abenomics was evident from the beginning, as Britain, having the presidency of the G-8 this year, "asked us to provide a meticulous explanation" about the policies at the summit, a Japanese official said.
The G-8 ministers also expressed concern about North Korea's announcement that it intends to reopen its Yongbyon nuclear facility.
Beyond the institutional funding, the French official said the aim was for another $20 billion in bilateral support from G-8 members as well as from rich Persian Gulf states and others.
The G-8 leaders are also worried that fighting in Libya and violence against protesters in Syria could derail the pro-democracy movement that has swept around the Arab world since Tunisian protesters rose up against an autocratic regime and forced out their longtime president.
The Accountability Report takes stock of the G-8 progress in meeting its recent development commitments.
In effect, the G-8 fulfilled only half of its promise to Africa--roughly $15 billion in increased aid rather than $30 billion.
As the G-8 prepared for its meeting in France, the campaign said it would demand that the members of the G-8 honour their earlier promises.
Various international, national, and local organizations called upon the G-8 for full cancellation of debts.
Mbeki, accompanied by Senegal President Abdoulaye Wade and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said they are ''pleased with the resolve of the G-8 to work together with us.''
Ministers from the Group of Eight (G-8) major economies have decided to accept a Japanese proposal that encourages flexible use of national oil reserves to ensure stable oil prices, Japanese sources said Friday.
Leaders from the Group of Eight (G-8) major nations are expected to agree at their summit in Genoa, Italy, later this month to create an international body early next year to promote information technology (IT) in developing countries, Japanese government officials said Friday.