You’d think this would be bigger news:

…After a marathon session, a widening rift between Europe and the US was thwarted in the final stage of discussion when Gordon Brown announced that finance ministers from the G7 had in fact for the first time expressed firm willingness to provide as much as 100 percent debt relief for the world’s poorest countries.

I did finally spot the item in the NY Times International news, where we learn that the devil is – as usual – in Mr. Bush’s details.


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