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  • WHERE'S THE CLAMOR TO CAP CARBON?

    07/25/2009 3:27:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 376+ views
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2009 | George F. Will
    UNFORTUNATELY, Chi na's president had to dash home to suppress ethnic riots. Had he stayed in Italy at the recent G-8 summit, he could have continued the Herculean task of disabusing Barack Obama of his amazingly durable belief (shared by Congress) that China -- and India, Brazil, Mexico and other developing nations -- will sacrifice their modernization on the altar of climate change. China has a more pressing agenda, and not even suppressing riots tops the list. China made this clear in June, when its vice premier said, opaquely, that China would "actively" participate in climate-change talks on a basis...
  • The Media, Obama, and Bush

    07/17/2009 12:55:57 PM PDT · by FMoran · 5 replies · 673+ views
    The Politicizer ^ | July 18, 2009 | Alec Jacobs
    This past week, President Obama did the most presidential thing a Democrat president can do: inappropriately fantasized about a young woman’s rear end. If he wasn’t so busy calling Obama’s campaign the “biggest fairy tale” he’d ever seen and fuming over his failure to vicariously earn the 2008 nomination through his wife, Bill Clinton would be proud. Immediately after the release of the incriminating photograph, news outlets clamored to defend their beloved leader. Media Matters (which dedicates itself to bashing conservatives) pounced on the Drudge Report for daring to post the photograph. MSNBC called the picture a “right wing smear.”...
  • Voters want Britain to scrap all nuclear weapons, ICM poll shows

    07/14/2009 11:40:25 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 48 replies · 898+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 13, 2009 | Julian Glover
    Voters want Britain to scrap nuclear weapons altogether rather than replace Trident, according to a new Guardian/ICM poll today. The result marks a sharp turnaround in public opinion amid growing debate about the cost of a new generation of nuclear weapons and the impact of conventional defence cutbacks on the war in Afghanistan. For decades nuclear disarmament has been seen as a minority issue, with most voters assumed to favour continued investment in an independent British nuclear weapons system. But today's poll shows that 54% of all voters would prefer to abandon nuclear weapons rather than put money into a...
  • G8 stalemate shows it’s time for climate cool down--- a period of sobering-up

    07/14/2009 1:07:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 12 replies · 828+ views
    nationalpost. ^ | Posted: July 10, 2009 | Benny Peiser:
    Russia’s provocative U-turn signalled clearly that G8 pronouncements are immaterial and should not be taken too seriously. In reality, Moscow has no intention whatsoever to cut its emissions in the near future. Quite the opposite. Just over a month ago, the Russian President announced that his country intended to increase CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020. No wonder that G8 states find it impossible to agree on a credible, short-term emissions target as the developing world is demanding. No wonder then that India and China remain opposed to any target setting. Neither can afford to sign up to mandatory emissions...
  • What's so bad about a little girl wearing a peace sign?

    07/14/2009 3:13:48 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 123 replies · 4,884+ views
    A liberal blog ^ | July 13, 2009 | Helena Andrews
    Can anyone answer the sweet lady's innocent little question?
  • MOTHER SPEAKS OUT-- Says She Would Have Boxed Obama's Ears For Ogling Her Teen

    07/12/2009 2:15:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 128 replies · 4,543+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | July 12th 2009
    Sunday, July 12, 2009 MOTHER SPEAKS OUT-- Says She Would Have Boxed Obama's Ears For Ogling Her Teen Mother of ogled teen speaks out... "I would have boxed their ears!" The family of the Brazilian girl ogled by President Obama and French Leader Sarkozy told reporters that the photo has "ruined the whole family." The New York Post reported: The Secret Service might want to put a new threat on its watch list: the mad-as-hell mama of the 17-year-old Brazilian beauty ogled by President Obama and French leader Nicolas Sarkozy at the G8 summit last week. "If I were there,...
  • In wake of G8, Pope warns of “dark scenarios” for world if absolutism of technology persists

    07/12/2009 11:36:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 659+ views
    asia news ^ | July 12, 2009
    Benedict XVI returns to the principal themes of his social encyclical reaffirming the need for a global commitment to development, to eliminate "social inequality and structural injustices that are no longer tolerable." The social question has become an "anthropological” issue which implies a way of conceiving man in truth, body and soul. Prayers for Honduras and a farewell ahead of holidays in Les Combes (Aosta Valley). Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The absolutism of technology, which finds its clearest expression in certain practices contrary to life”, could "draw dark scenarios for the future of humanity": Benedict XVI returns to warn against...
  • FOLKS: O, FOR SHAME! (Girl's parents livid at The Kenyan and The Frog)

    07/12/2009 4:30:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 99 replies · 4,064+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/12/09 | ISABEL VINCENT
    The Secret Service might want to put a new threat on its watch list: the mad-as-hell mama of the 17-year-old Brazilian beauty ogled by President Obama and French leader Nicolas Sarkozy at the G8 summit last week. "If I were there, I would have boxed their ears," said Lucia Rodrigues, 37. "They should be ashamed of themselves." Patriarch Eduardo Tavares, after finally getting around to seeing the famous photo of his daughter from behind, quickly changed his tune from proud papa to furious father. "My daughter is not a model and she is not a sex symbol," he told The...
  • Obama is destroying our economy and our military...

    07/10/2009 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 108 replies · 3,685+ views
    ...Yet everyone is posting about his ogling girls and his daughter's wardrobe. Please, let's get back on track people! Our country is being destroyed!
  • MSNBC Labels Obama Stare Photo 'Right Wing Smear;' Singles Out Drudge, Fox (FR Too)

    07/10/2009 5:26:50 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 179 replies · 6,282+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 7/10/2009 | Matthew Balan
    MSNBC’s David Shuster and Tamron Hall labeled the circulation of a photo of President Obama...a “right wing smear,” and singled out Fox News and Drudge as culprits. They brought on a Media Matters spokesman, who accused these sites of being motivated by a “racist stereotype of an oversexed black man being a predator.” They let this accusation go unanswered (audio clip from the promos and the segment available here). Shuster and Hall promoted the segment on the Obama picture from the start of the 4 pm Eastern hour of MSNBC’s live coverage. A graphic on-screen at the top of the...
  • All over but the shouting

    07/10/2009 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 613+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | July 10, 2009 | Editorial
    As nature and science continue to take the steam out of the global-warming balloon, the recent G8 summit produced a tentative promise that leading industrialized nations won't let the planet's temperature rise higher than 3.6 F above some arbitrary period before tailpipes. Since the earth has cooled 1.8 F (1 C) since 1998, it's unlikely action will be required anytime soon. So what do the "leaders" propose to do if on some distant date the planet exceeds their capricious temperature limit? They didn't say. But warmists' unshakable egoism notwithstanding, humans are powerless to alter the climate, intentionally or otherwise. How...
  • USA to UBS: Hand Over Tax Evaders, Or Else! Swiss Bank's American Assets at Risk(Loss of License)

    07/10/2009 2:20:02 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 48 replies · 2,535+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7/10/09 | Aaron Task
    As the war over alleged U.S. tax evaders and Swiss banking secrecy laws heats up, UBS is at risk of losing both its banking license and U.S. assets, says Ken Rubinstein, senior partner at Rubinstein & Rubinstein, and a specialist in areas of estate and tax planning. This week, the Swiss government said it would seize UBS data in order to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining the identities of 52,000 American account holders. But Rubinstein doesn't believe that will shield UBS, since the bank earlier this year admitted it send private bankers to the U.S. with the express intent...
  • Caption Obama Caught Ogling a Well-Proportioned Derriere (oops, underage High School Student??)

    07/09/2009 1:20:25 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 155 replies · 7,629+ views
  • Watch out Michelle! Hubby's eyes are wandering!

    07/09/2009 3:27:23 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 81 replies · 4,975+ views
    DRUDGE ^ | DRUDGE
    Michelle? You better watch out! LOL! Hubby's checking out another booty.
  • Obama Becomes First President to Greet Qadhafi

    07/10/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 974+ views
    cbs ^ | July 9, 2009 5:34 PM | Mark Knoller
    It was more handshake diplomacy by President Obama as he became the first US president to exchange a face-to-face greeting with Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi. As Chairman of the African Union, Qadhafi was invited to attend the G8 Summit Leaders dinner tonight in L’Aquila, Italy. As the chiefs of state and heads of government gathered for a class photo, Qadhafi approached President Obama and they shook hands. It was a polite encounter, conducted according to protocol. Qadhafi smiled, Mr. Obama not so much. Back in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan would sooner have cut off his arm than shake hands...
  • The G-8 Economic Suicide Pact

    07/09/2009 6:08:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 3,065+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 9, 2009
    Climate Change: Channeling King Canute, G-8 leaders agree to wreck the world's economy, and ours, by pledging to prevent temperatures from rising more than 4 degrees by 2050. What if the Earth has other plans?Canute was the legendary king whose sycophantic followers praised his power and wisdom. He was The One of his time. He once stood on the shore and commanded the waves to halt. As the story goes, he was exercising his ego when in fact he was giving his followers a dose of reality — the power of man over nature is finite and inconsequential. We were...
  • TAIL TO THE CHIEF

    07/09/2009 6:09:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 3,303+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2009 | TODD VENEZIA
    Baby got Barack! The leader of the free world and his French counterpart were caught sneaking a peek at a the pink-satin-draped booty of a 17-year-old junior G-8 delegate just moments before the summit's official group photo was snapped in Italy today.
  • G-8 leaders reach climate deal, tackle economy... (fight against weather caused by mankind.)

    07/09/2009 6:40:12 PM PDT · by TaraP · 18 replies · 414+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 10th, 2009
    Wealthy nations agree on temperature cap in fight against global warming.... leaders of the world's richest industrial countries pledged Wednesday to seek dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to slow dangerous climate change. They agreed for the first time that worldwide temperatures must not rise more than a few degrees. However, their goals are nonbinding, and it's far from clear they will be met. The wealthy nations failed to persuade the leaders of big developing countries to promise to cut their own fast-spreading pollution, unable to overcome arguments that the well-established industrial giants aren't doing enough in the...
  • VIDEO: "Hannity" DIscusses Obama Photo

    07/09/2009 7:19:54 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 88 replies · 3,940+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 9, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009.
  • Does Barack have a problem with Angela (or she with him)? [Photo]

    07/10/2009 6:18:14 AM PDT · by libh8er · 68 replies · 3,997+ views
    Bild.de ^ | 7.10.09 | J Reichelt
    The G8 summit in Italy is the sixth time Angela Merkel and Barack Obama have met - yet it seems all is not quite right between the pair. Does the US President have a problem with the German Chancellor, or she with him? It all began a year ago with Obama’s speech in Berlin. The young White House candidate wanted to address the crowd in front of the prestigious Brandenburg Gate, but Merkel refused. She did not want to anger the then president, George W. Bush. Obama has not forgotten the snub… According to the 'Washington Post', Obama has "encountered...
  • U.S. pledges $3 billion as G-8 targets hunger (US taxpayer's money hard at work, just not here)

    07/10/2009 6:19:20 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 10 replies · 585+ views
    msnbc ^ | 7/10/2009 | ap
    World leaders met Friday with African nations before an expected announcement of a new food security proposal that represents a fundamental shift in the way the West tackles world hunger, taking wisdom from the old proverb about teaching a man to fish. President Barack Obama is expected Friday to announce an up to $15 billion agriculture investment initiative, delegates attending the Group of Eight summit in Italy said. The initiative includes some $3 billion from Washington. The strategy seeks to enable poor farmers to produce more of their own food by improving productivity, shifting the focus from delivering aid. It...
  • PIC: Obama Grabs Another Peak At Woman Bending Over?

    07/10/2009 8:42:09 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 62 replies · 4,394+ views
    La Repubblica ^ | July 10, 2009 | La Repubblica
    Is Obama grabbing yet another look at a woman bending over?
  • Krauthammer: Plumage - But At a Price (Obama is an idiot, and the world knows it)

    07/10/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 70 replies · 3,665+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/10/09 | Charles Krauthammer
    The signing ceremony in Moscow was a grand affair. For Barack Obama, foreign policy neophyte and "reset" man, the arms reduction agreement had a Kissingerian air. A fine feather in his cap. And our president likes his plumage. Unfortunately for the United States, the country Obama represents, the prospective treaty is useless at best, detrimental at worst. Useless because the level of offensive nuclear weaponry, the subject of the U.S.-Russia "Joint Understanding," is an irrelevance. We could today terminate all such negotiations, invite the Russians to build as many warheads as they want, and profitably watch them spend themselves into...
  • UPDATE:

    07/10/2009 7:46:40 AM PDT · by FromLori · 22 replies · 1,468+ views
    First, I cannot confirm that the posterior in question belongs to the 16-year-old daughter of the Brazilian president, but that's what I'm hearing. Second, just as our president's past associations with Marxists and leftist radicals should have presented us with a pattern from which we could discern his plans for America, it looks as though this G-8 meeting is presenting us with a pattern from which we can discern our president's favorite anatomical feature. Consider this photo from the G-8, from an Italian site:
  • Obama: Baby Got Barack

    07/10/2009 4:40:04 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 62 replies · 3,255+ views
    While in Italy for the G8 summit, President Barack Obama checked out the, er, sights.
  • Video Clears Up Misleading Obama Photo (MUST WATCH)

    07/10/2009 5:51:55 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 84 replies · 5,059+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 10, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Image misleadingly seems to show the president admiring a woman's backside. However, it seems Sarkozy is checking out the young girl.
  • ABC explains Obama leering

    07/10/2009 6:42:50 AM PDT · by crescen7 · 254 replies · 8,272+ views
    ABC News.com ^ | 7/10/09 | ABC News
    On first glance, the snapshot appears to show President Obama caught in a moment of less than lofty analysis. But upon looking at the video, the moment seems to appear quite innocent -- one of those times when a picture can be misleading. The president was on a higher step and was stepping down -- so he looked down to assure his footing as the woman was walking up the stairs.
  • Oh lŕ lŕ - US President snapped checking out delegate's bum!

    07/10/2009 7:12:58 AM PDT · by traumer · 34 replies · 2,293+ views
    He may be the world’s most powerful man but even Barack Obama is not immune to the charms of a nice bottom! At the G8 summit in Italy, he was snapped apparently checking out the perfect curves of a young lady. And French President Nicolas Sarkozy (54) was looking on in amusement… Oh lŕ lŕ, Monsieur le Président! So who was the lady in red who caught the eye of Obama - or should that be O-BUM-a? Her name is Mayora Tavares, she is 16 and she comes from Brazil. Mayora was at the G8 summit in Italy as part...
  • G-8 Summit (Obama making us proud)

    07/09/2009 1:45:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies · 2,630+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/9/09 | REUTERS
    U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009.
  • Horndog Obama Checking Out Skirts at Rome Summit

    07/09/2009 2:13:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 227 replies · 10,527+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-09-09 | Mike's America
    Reminds me of Bill Clinton!U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. Mr. President! Behave! Is this your new theme song?(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net ...
  • G-8 Summit (Caption President Obama!)

    07/09/2009 2:44:55 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 50 replies · 3,358+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07.09.09 | Jason Reed
       U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial nations and the main developing economies are meeting in the central Italian city of L'Aquila until Friday to discuss issues ranging from global economic stimulus to climate change and oil prices.
  • G8 summit: Sarah Brown and Michelle Obama visit L'Aquila... but no sign of Carla Bruni

    07/09/2009 2:41:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 1,376+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | July 09, 2009
    G8 summit: Sarah Brown and Michelle Obama visit L'Aquila... but no sign of Carla Bruni The visit of the leaders' wives was supposed to be the highlight of the G8 summit for the people of L'Aquila. Nick Squires 09 Jul 2009. Sarah Brown and Michelle Obama see the earthquake damage caused to the town of L'Aquila during the G8 Summit in Italy Photo: PA But as Sarah Brown and Michelle Obama arrived to tour round historic buildings damaged in this year's earthquake, the question on everyone's lips was about the wife that wasn't there. As the British and US first...
  • Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi

    07/09/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 2,474+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 09, 2009
    Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi President Obama's gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders in an attempt to improve the United States' standing around the world that he says was damaged by former President Bush's unilateral diplomacy. [Pic in URL: US President Barack Obama, right,and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP) President Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for...
  • G-8 leaders to receive symbolic gold coins (NWO Alert)

    07/08/2009 12:10:05 PM PDT · by ZombieSniper · 48 replies · 1,852+ views
    ROME – World leaders attending the Group of Eight summit opening Wednesday in Italy will each be presented with a gift from the past and one for the future. Handmade books portraying works by Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova, as well as gold coins representing an imaginary future world currency will be given to the participants at the opening of the three-day summit...
  • Obama praises Italy's 'great' leader as a man of integrity — but it's not Berlusconi

    07/08/2009 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies · 1,646+ views
    Obama praises Italy's 'great' leader as a man of integrity — but it's not Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi escorts the President ... Image :1 of 3 Richard Owen, L'Aquila Many Italians will no doubt be pleased that when President Obama arrived in Italy today for his first G8 summit, he immediately launched into lavish praise of the nation’s “great leader”. This eminent figure had “the admiration of the Italian people”, Mr Obama said, not only because of his long public service but also for his “integrity and his graciousness". “I just want to confirm that everything I have heard about him...
  • G-8 Nations Fail to Agree on Climate Change Plan (China India rebel against emissions)

    07/08/2009 9:24:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies · 1,104+ views
    ny times ^ | Published: July 8, 2009 | By PETER BAKER
    “Europe wants avant-garde legislation but China is putting up resistance, which I sampled yesterday during my one-on-one with the Chinese president,” Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy, the host of the summit meeting, said Tuesday evening of the climate change negotiations. The breakdown on climate change underscored the difficulty in bridging divisions between the most developed countries like the United States and developing nations like China and India. In the end, people close to the talks said, the emerging powers refused to agree to the limits because they wanted industrial countries to commit to midterm goals in 2020 and to...
  • US, Russia Oppose G8 Sanctions on Iran

    07/07/2009 5:42:10 AM PDT · by biomedman · 17 replies · 950+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 07/07/09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz
    Both Russia and the United States are likely to oppose the imposition of further political or economic sanctions on Iran at this week's G8 Summit. This, despite pressure from other G8 nations to punish Tehran for its violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at home, as well as to influence its nuclear development policy.
  • [Italy PM] Silvio Berlusconi picks former topless model Mara Carfagna as G8 escort

    07/06/2009 4:35:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 39 replies · 3,102+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/6/2009 | Nick Squires in Rome
    Faced with the thorny problem of having no "First Lady" to look after the G8 leaders' spouses on their three day trip to Italy, Silvio Berlusconi has come up with a solution in keeping with his reputation. The Italian prime minister has asked a former topless model turned government minister to stand in for his estranged wife. The 72-year-old premier has chosen Mara Carfagna – now Italy's equal opportunities minister – to take care of the likes of Michelle Obama Formr model Mara Carfagna will take care of the likes of Michelle Obama and Sarah Brown Miss Carfagna, 33, is...
  • Russian president: We want better Vatican ties

    07/05/2009 1:36:39 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 14 replies · 736+ views
    7 hours ago VATICAN CITY (AP) — Russia's president says Moscow plans to improve its ties with the Vatican. Tensions between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches over property disputes and other issues have so far made it impossible for any pope to visit Moscow. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told Italian reporters in an interview ahead of the G-8 summit in Italy this week that relations between his country and the Vatican will "in all likelihood be developed further." He also said the possibility of diplomatic ties is under discussion. He declined to say if Pope Benedict XVI will...
  • When Benedict Meets Barack (Obama will help the Catholic Church find its footing in the world)

    07/05/2009 12:30:31 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,677+ views
    Time ^ | Sunday, Jul. 05, 2009 | Jeff Israely
    When Pope Benedict XVI greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican on July 10, the symbolism and sheer star power of the encounter will keep the pundits chattering away. The photo op alone is worth a thousand words: The 82-year-old man in white, the world's most recognizable religious leader and head of its largest single denomination comes face-to-face with the charismatic first black President of the world's last superpower. And the scheduling efforts of both the Vatican and the White House suggest a shared appreciation of the symbolic weight the first encounter between Obama and Benedict could carry. It...
  • Report: U.S. to block Iran sanctions at G8 summit

    07/03/2009 9:02:35 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 23 replies · 1,094+ views
    The United States is opposed to enacting a new set of financial sanctions against Iran that are due to be discussed in the G8 summit next week, diplomatic officials in New York reported Friday. According to officials, sanctions against Iran are expected to top the G8's agenda. Sources are also predicting a pointed debate between the heads of the industrialized nations over an appropriate response to Iranian authorities' suppression of reformist demonstrations in Iran led by Mir Hossein Mousavi and other Iranian opposition leaders. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hinted in a newspaper interview earlier in the week that the...
  • Report: U.S. To Block Iran Sanctions At G8 Summit

    07/03/2009 5:50:30 AM PDT · by edpc · 26 replies · 873+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3 July 2009 | Shlomo Shamir
    The United States is opposed to enacting a new set of financial sanctions against Iran that are due to be discussed in the G8 summit next week, diplomatic officials in New York reported Friday. According to officials, sanctions against Iran are expected to top the G8's agenda. Sources are also predicting a pointed debate between the heads of the industrialized nations over an appropriate response to Iranian authorities' suppression of reformist demonstrations in Iran led by Mir Hossein Mousavi and other Iranian opposition leaders.
  • First ladies should skip G8 over Berlusconi

    06/25/2009 11:24:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 460+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2009 | by Tiziana Barghini
    Italian female academics banded together on Thursday to urge first ladies of the world's richest countries to boycott next month's G8 meeting in protest at what they called Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's sexist behaviour. The appeal, written by four professors in social psychology, has attracted 6,500 signatures, according to one website, and is the latest fallout from media reports saying Berlusconi slept with a female escort who was paid to attend his parties. "We are not referring just to the personal facts affecting the prime minister ... but also to the system for hiring public officials, sexist behaviour and sexist...
  • Pope to meet Obama July 10 during evening audience

    06/23/2009 12:11:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies · 1,600+ views
    cns ^ | June 23, 2009 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI will welcome U.S. President Barack Obama to the Vatican July 10 for an audience scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Obama will visit Italy July 8-10 to participate in the Group of Eight summit, a meeting of leaders of the world's wealthiest nations. The meeting will be held in L'Aquila, site of a devastating earthquake in April. After the G-8 summit, the president and his wife, Michelle, are scheduled to fly to Ghana, arriving late July 10. Although Pope Benedict usually meets heads of state and government in the morning, the Vatican agreed...
  • Obama to meet the pope while in Italy for G-8

    06/25/2009 9:58:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 48 replies · 1,437+ views
    Associate Press (Obama) ^ | June 25, 2009 | VICTOR L. SIMPSON
    Pope Benedict XVI and President Barack Obama will meet on July 10, a much-anticipated Vatican audience with a president under attack by some American bishops for his support of abortion rights. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday the Vatican had informed the White House that Benedict is available to meet the president that afternoon. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs confirmed the meeting and told reporters in Washington that Michelle Obama would accompany the president to the Vatican audience. The meeting will be at the end of Obama's stay in Italy for a G-8 summit meeting in the earthquake-stricken...