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UK: G8 leaders meet for second day

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1. W/S G8 leaders at round table meeting 2. M/S G8 leaders at round table meeting SCRIPT UK: G8 leaders meet for second day Leaders of the G8 countries gathered for a second day working meeting at the Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland on Tuesday. The G8 summit brings together many of the world's leading economies, excluding China and Brazil, with membership currently consisting of Germany, Britain, Russia, France, the United States, Japan, Italy, and Canada. The European Union also has representation at the G8, currently Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission and Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, although the EU cannot chair summits. G8 presidency runs for one calendar year, with leadership to be handed over to Russia for the 2014 presidency.