G8 ministers agree to step up terrorism research

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17 June 2005, LONDON - The world's leading industrial nations and Russia - known as the G8 - agreed on Friday to step up research into how new generations become involved in terrorism.

17 June 2005

LONDON - The world's leading industrial nations and Russia - known as the G8 - agreed on Friday to step up research into how new generations become involved in terrorism.

Such research and cooperation was necessary in order to "understand the changing threat from terrorism", British home secretary Charles Clarke said after a meeting of G8 interior and justice ministers in Sheffield, northern England.

Britain, the US, Japan, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia also agreed to investigate jointly how underground and railway networks can be better protected.

"It is our opinion that the threat from terrorism is changing and we need to understand that change properly," said Clarke.

He said the research would involve going through all possible sources of recruitment for terrorism and "analyse from the bottom up how this happens and why it happens".

This would include a closer look at the motivations for terrorism and how they could be dealt with, said Clarke.

There had been particular agreement to work together on underground systems and "learn from the different issues that arise."

At their two-day meeting, ministers also agreed on a global electronic exchange of information on paedophiles and increased efforts to prevent human trafficking.

DPA

Subject: German news

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