Billions for food
The G8 group of rich nations and 19 partner countries agreed to spend $20 billion to boost agriculture and food security in the developing world. “There is an urgent need for decisive action to free humankind from hunger and poverty,” they said.
Carla the snob
French First Lady Carla Bruni came in for criticism from Il Giornale for snubbing the programme for G-8 spouses. “Someone tell the first lady that snobbery to the nth degree where we come from is called boorishness,” the paper said.
George Clooney has toured the ruins of Italy’s recent earthquake and told the survivors he’ll shoot a film in their mountain region. The actor inspected crumbled buildings during a visit on the sidelines of the G-8 summit in L’Aquila.