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BBC News with Dabura Mccarthy

 

Developing countries will meet the leaders of the group of eight top industrialized nations today, as they continue to grab over the spiraling cost of food and petrol. On Tuesday, G8 leaders at their summit in Japan said they were deeply concerned about the crisis which could push millions into poverty. Bridget Kendall reports from Hokkaido:

 

The strong language in this communiqué seemed to reflect a real sense of urgency from this year’s G8 leaders, and it desired to take immediate action. In the short term, they want / to join them in providing food aid for the most vulnerable, including seeds and fertilizers for the upcoming planting season, and they called for countries with food services to make them available. Looking ahead, they said they would reverse the decline in agricultural aid and investment, and in some African countries, end of double key food production in the next five to ten years.

 

Washington has announced new financial sanctions on Iran as Tehran stepped out of the / for its nuclear program. The US Treasury said the sanctions would apply to those suspected of involvement in this program. They will freeze their assents of several Iranian companies and individuals in the United States, and ban American companies from doing business with them.

 

Russian has warned it will go ahead with its own military deployments if the United States and the Czech Republic / with plans to build a Missile Defense System near its border. The statement following the signing of the agreement between Washington and Prague to build a raid-off station near the Czech capital, from Washington, Adam Brooks reports:

 

The Russians reacted almost immediately, the Foreign Ministry said if the agreement was rectified by the Czech Parliament, then Russia would react / diplomacy for, what he called, “military technical needs”. Now, that does not mean military action according to Russia’s ambassador at the UN, more likely, a changing’s to / posture will lead to the development of Russia’s own military missiles, perhaps, to counter, what Moscow sees, the dangerous expansion of America’s military presence.

 

For its part, the US reiterated exiles that its missile system does not threaten Russia.

 

Two former America’s Secretary of State are proposing a new law, which required the US president consult Congress before launching major military action that’s likely to last for more than a week. The former officials, James Becca and W Christopher, are coached by poisonous group that has been studying this issue. Mr. Becca explained the current lack of clarity over who has the formal power to declare war.

 

Our Constitution gives the president the power as commander-in-chief, Congress of course as the power of the purse and also as power to declare war. But history indicates that president and Congresses have often disagreed about their respected roles in the decision to go a war. And the Supreme Court has shattered away from settling the Constitutional issue.

 

World News from the BBC.

 

Both US presidential candidates, the Republican John McCain and the Democrat Barack Obama, have been appealing to Hispanic voters at several addresses at the Major Convention of the team activists in Washington. Mr. McCain promised to create jobs and cut taxes. Addressing to the same audience later, Barack Obama promised to cut taxes for small businesses and to invest new infrastructure to create new construction jobs.

 

Iraq’s National Security Adviser, Moraf Arabi, has said the country won’t accept any agreement on the continuing American troop’s presence unless it includes a specific date for their complete withdrawal. United Nations mandate for the US military presence in Iraq expires at the end of the year.

 

The / split waste containing uranium at a nuclear arenial in Southern France. The liquid, carrying twelve grands of liters of un-enriched uranium, leaks into the ground and two rivers, reportedly when the tank has been cleaned. The authority said the risk to the public was slight.

 

In a sign of the strengthen of the global art market, works by a French and Spanish master Ran Juan Moto and Francisco Degoya, have fetched more than double the expected prices at the auction in London. What those painting last grey and embracing cobble, sold for nearly 24.5 million dollars, a record for French old master. Earlier, three gorgeous get to realize / million dollars, painting a woman and a policeman inside a dead hole.

 

BBC News.

 

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