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2008-07-07 Mon 08:17
The annual summit of leading world nations will begin in Japan on Monday.
The key issues at the meeting of the Group of Eight are the global economy,rising food and fuel costs.
The Group of Eight industrialised nations will be joined by China, India, Brazil and South Africa, among others.
2008-07-07 Mon 00:00
Chinese government has ordered the closure of 40 factories in a city close to Beijing in the run-up to the Olympics Games.
The plants in Tianjin have been ordered to stop production from late July.
The move is the attempt by Chinese government to minimise air pollution in the capital during the Games in August.