G8 leaders gather at US presidential retreat
18 May 2012 Last updated at 05:57 BST
World leaders are gathering at Camp David in the US, for talks dominated by the unresolved crisis in the Eurozone.
President Obama is hosting the latest G8 summit of leading industrialised nations and has called for a strong focus on measures promoting growth, a view shared by the newly-elected French President, Francois Hollande.
Mr Obama said the situation in the eurozone was of great importance to the people of Europe and to the global economy.
Mark Mardell reports.