- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
G-7 finance ministers set stage for changes
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- Expressing confidence in the global economy, the finance ministers of the world's industrial powers said Saturday their bosses will discuss a new relationship between developed and developing countries at an upcoming summit.
As the two-day meeting of finance ministers concluded, riot police fired tear gas to disperse several dozen protesters outside the convention center and arrested 19 people in confrontations at four locations.
Sgt. Don Spicer of the Halifax Regional Police said protesters threw bottles, buckets and one "flaming object" at police.
No injuries were reported in scuffling between police and protesters complaining about the closed meeting and seeking the Western governments to commit money for worldwide development programs.
Any such announcement of major new funding will come at a summit of the leaders of the world seven most industrialized nations plus Russia. The summit is being held June 26-27 in Kananaskis, Alberta.
The finance ministers instead worked on details of reforms for development aid programs, discussed the health of the world economy and economic trouble spots such as Argentina.