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G-8 announces special meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial countries say they will meet "in the near future" to map strategies to deal with the global financial crisis.

  In a joint statement released by the White House, the G-8 leaders said they were united in their commitment to resolve the crisis by strengthening their financial institutions and restoring confidence.

  The statement said the leaders of the eight countries -- the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Russia -- would meet "at an appropriate time in the near future."

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