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# Reputation
Ireland's reputation is on the increase, so say G8 countries - survey
Ireland’s global reputation has increased, according to 36,000 respondants from eight of the world’s largest economies.
# Béal na mBláth
Taoiseach resolves to work ‘harder than ever’ to restore Ireland’s finances
Enda Kenny’s address at Béal na mBláth also reveal details about the overall themes of Ireland’s EU presidency.
# G8
End of G8 summit: Obama talks of 'emerging consensus' on economic fix
The US President spoke of an emerging consensus to promote growth and job creation , while the German Chancellor added that austerity was still on the agenda.
# pic of the day
The 'Guess Who's Winning Photo?' of the Day
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# G8
G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone
Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# G8
G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis
Energy will also be on the agenda, as the world looks to the oil markets in advance of scheduled sanctions on Iranian oil exports.
# Greece
Did Angela Merkel say Greece should hold a referendum on euro membership?
Greek officials claimed the German chancellor suggested the possibility of a referendum in a phone call with the Greek president, but Berlin has denied that was the case.
# G8 summit
Obama to meet Hollande before G8 summit
The new French president is set to visit the White House today.
# Death Penalty
China is the world's 'number one executioner' - Amnesty report
A new report says that the number of countries who have the death penalty is declining but there has been a surge in the number of executions in the Middle East.
# G8
Gaddafi 'on the run' as Russia sides with G8 criticism
As Russia – Libya’s last major ally – calls for Gaddafi to go, a UK official says Muammar Gaddafi has gone “on the run”.
# Silvio
Berlusconi to Obama: Leftist Italian judges are 'almost a dictatorship'
The Italian premier told reporters at the G8 summit he “won’t abandon” politics until Italy’s justice system has judges that “judge according to merit”.
# G8
Zuckerberg says Facebook is not going underage
The founder of the social networking site says his comments about opening the site to under-13s were taken out of context. He’s part of a team addressing today’s G8 summit on internet issues.
# G8
G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations
The G8 are expected to combine their economic powers to back the grass-roots democracy movements that have swept the Arab world – as well as discussing Japan’s nuclear crisis and internet regulation.
Obama leaves country whose 'best days are still ahead' as he begins UK visit
Barack Obama and his wife arrived in London last night, leaving behind a country that fell in love with them in a matter of hours. He begins a three-day state visit to the UK today where he will meet Queen Elizabeth, fresh from her own Irish trip.
# Libya
France admits: it may be too late to oust Gaddafi
Foreign minister Alain Juppe says world leaders might have waited too long – and that Gaddafi is gaining too much strength.