Hazel Southam - Journalist

President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Fukuda of Japan

World leaders at the G8 Summit in 2008

G8 Summits

G8 summit day 3

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that Robert Mugabe’s regime was ‘illegitimate’ and had ‘blood on its hands’.

He was speaking at the close of the three-day G8 Summit in Hokkaido, Japan, today.

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G8 summit day 2. Climate change

The G8 leaders today failed to make significant moves on climate change.

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions came on the second day of the summit on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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1st day of summit. UN/World Bank

The leaders of the G8 nations must take decisive action to halt spiralling rises in food and oil prices and to increase aid to developing nations.

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About Hazel

Hazel Southam is an award-winning journalist who reports on religious affairs, international development and the environment. She has covered four G8 Summits.

She wrote for The Sunday and Daily Telegraph for 10 years. Her work has also appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Mail and The Evening Standard.

Reporting assignments have taken her to places including Bosnia, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Albania, Nagorno-Karabakh, Senegal and the Arctic Circle.

In the UK, she has also delivered media training to the MOD and leading businesses.

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