Global Politics

G-8 summit moved to devastated Italian town

This summer's meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrial nations was supposed to be held on the picturesque Italian island of La Maddalena. But Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has decided to move the G-8 summit to L'Aquila. That's the mountain town which was devastated by an earthquake last month. The quake left nearly 300 people dead and it drove 50,000 people from their homes. John Hooper's reports from Italy for Britain's Guardian newspaper.

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