G8 foreign ministers

OTTAWA, March 30 (UPI) -- Group of Eight foreign ministers plan to fight militants on the Afghan-Pakistan border by increasing trade in the region.
By United Press International

Olympic schedule for Friday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Friday's Olympic events:

Grumbling precedes G7 summit in Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Allegations have arisen before this week's Group of Seven summit in northern Canada the host government is using Inuit people as props in the seal hunt debate.

New type 2 diabetes gene is identified

MONTREAL, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists from Canada, France, the United Kingdom and Denmark say they have identified a new gene involved in type 2 diabetes.

Ontario nuclear power plant on hold

TORONTO, June 29 (UPI) -- Construction of the first nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, in years is on hold because of concerns about costs, a provincial official said Monday.

U.S. patients suffer more medical errors

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Compared to seven other countries, U.S. patients suffer the highest medical errors, coordination problems and out-of-pocket costs, a non-profit report said.

Astronomers discover comet 'missing link'

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A team of scientists that included University of British Columbia astronomer Brett Gladman has found an object that may clarify the origins of some comets.

West pushes for Myanmar sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Protests staged around the globe Saturday condemned Myanmar's military government for its violent repression of pro-democracy demonstrators.

'Bad Day' sells 1.5 million downloads

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- "Bad Day," a debut single from Canadian Daniel Powter, who performed the song on "American Idol," has been downloaded off the Internet 1,690,814 times.

Banana Republic expands in Japan

TOKYO, July 18 (UPI) -- Gap Inc. will open five Banana Republic stores in Japan this fall, boosting its total presence in the nation to 13.

EU-NATO split on Darfur aid

BRUSSELS, June 8 (UPI) -- France's demand the European Union coordinate aid to Darfur is disrupting relief efforts in western Sudan.

Rich nations' credit remain risk-resilient

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Credit raters Standard & Poor's said Monday that the credit rating of Canada, France, Germany, Britain, and the United States remained unchanged at AAA.

Outside the U.S., Kerry crushes Bush

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A global survey commissioned by 10 non-U.S. newspapers finds nearly universal hope that John Kerry replaces George Bush in the White House next year.

U.N. OKs international Haiti force

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council Sunday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a Multinational Interim Force to head for Haiti immediately.

Diplomats meet with Aristide, opposition

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Diplomats Friday urged Haiti's embattled president to accept a peace plan for the strife-torn Caribbean nation, the State Department said.
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