The G-8 nations are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Since 1975, leaders of these nations (Canada and Russia joined after the original six) have met annually to discuss economic and security issues of common concern. The 2013 summit was held June 17-18 in Northern Ireland.
Reuters/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013
Syria Dominates G8 Talks
June 18, 2013, Fiona Hill
In an interview with KQED’s The Forum, Fiona Hill discusses the outcome of G8 meeting on what the international community should do in Syria.
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