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Civil War in Libya, Disaster is Japan consume global agenda
The explosive situations in Japan and Libya confront world leaders as the Group of Eight foreign ministers convene in France. The spectacular collage of natural disaster and human-fueled conflict compound for a history making moment. The disaster in Japan and the crisis in Libya are expected to dominate talks by G8 foreign ministers that begin in Paris on Monday. Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations are gathering in Paris for the start of a two-day meeting later Monday. Topping the agenda is Japan, which is reeling from a massive earthquake and tsunami and battling a possible nuclear meltdown. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss ways to coordinate aid and rescue efforts on behalf of fellow G8 member Japan.Also up for discussion is how to respond to the crisis in Libya, following the Arab League's backing of a no-fly zone. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, which heads the G8 and the Group of 20 major economies this year, will reportedly use the meeting to push for a consensus supporting a no-fly zone.