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World leaders at G8 summit call for Gaddafi to step down: Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS) World leaders at the...

Deauville (France), May 28 (IANS) World leaders at the two-day G8 summit held in France issued a joint call Friday asking the embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down. Of the 25-page communique issued at the end of a two-day summit by the leaders of the US, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and the Britain, the part that drew the greatest attention was an agreement on all sides - including the Russians - that Col Gaddafi should step down, BBC reported. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in his comments at the end of the summit, said the wording of the communique had been toughened overnight and fully endorsed by the Russians. It says: 'Gaddafi and the Libyan government have failed to fulfil their responsibility to protect the Libyan population and have lost all legitimacy. He has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go.' Russia, which has c...

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