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  • PARIS, Dec 12- The global climate summit in Paris agreed a landmark accord on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. "With a small hammer you can achieve great things," Fabius said as he gavelled the agreement, capping two weeks of tense negotiations at...

  • *Fabius gavels approval of climate deal within minutes. PARIS, Dec 12- The global climate summit in Paris agreed a landmark accord on Saturday, setting the course for a "historic" transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius took just minutes to declare the pact...

  • PARIS, Dec 12- Climate negotiators from key nations including India, Brazil and Venezuela signalled they would not block a landmark accord due to be discussed later on Saturday in Paris. "It is a balanced text," said Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's environment minister. Claudia Salerno from Venezuela, one of several delegates who blocked a U.N. climate deal six years...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turning the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius to present new draft Saturday morning. PARIS, Dec 12- Climate negotiators in Paris appeared on the verge of clinching a landmark accord on Saturday to transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. At the tail end of the hottest year on record and after four years of fraught U.N. talks often...

  • PARIS, Dec 12- At the tail end of the hottest year on record, climate negotiators in Paris will aim on Saturday to seal a landmark accord that will transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperilled island...

  • PARIS, Dec 12- At the tail end of the hottest year on record, climate negotiators in Paris will aim on Saturday to seal a landmark accord that will transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich nations against poor, imperilled island...

  • *France's Fabius to unveil new draft at 9 a.m.. PARIS, Dec 12- At the tail end of the hottest year on record, climate negotiators in Paris will aim on Saturday to seal a landmark accord that will transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. After four years of fraught U.N. talks often pitting the interests of rich...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- To conclude a landmark global climate agreement expected to set off a trillion-dollar overhaul of the world's high-carbon energy system, there will be no vote, no show of hands, no acclamation. Until 2009, U.N. climate conferences followed the procedures of the U.N. General Assembly, which state that a consensus is reached when all members "agree to...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- Exhausted climate negotiators from 195 nations sought ways on Thursday to strengthen a planned global agreement to combat global warming, and argued over who should pay billions of dollars to help developing nations meet those goals. Among remaining points of discord, the European Union said curbs agreed in Paris should be reviewed and...

  • PARIS, Dec 10- Exhausted global climate negotiators resumed wrestling over the language of an agreement on Thursday morning after talks that dragged through the night failed to bridge gaps between rich and developing countries. French Foreign Minister Lauren Fabius, who is chairing the U.N. conference, said he still planned to issue a penultimate draft on...

  • *Paris talks on global climate deal resume after one-day break. PARIS, Dec 7- Warning that the "clock is ticking toward climate catastrophe", U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged governments on Monday to agree a strong deal to limit global warming and transform the economy to greener energy.

  • *Paris talks on global climate deal resume after one-day break. PARIS, Dec 7- A four-year global effort to craft a binding deal to brake rising world temperatures enters an intense home stretch on Monday, with senior officials in Paris stepping up pressure to resolve the most contentious points. Secretary of State John Kerry, dispatched to secure a deal meant to...

  • PARIS, Dec 7- Poring over a Bangladeshi flood map as a London financial analyst 12 years ago, Mark Campanale had no idea the moment would spawn a financial concept powerful enough to rivet central bankers, anger oil moguls and fuel a grassroots movement to get investors to dump their fossil fuel holdings. The map was in the prospectus of a British firm seeking to...

  • *India says rich must keep taking lead on climate curbs. Secretary of State John Kerry to say that India would be a "challenge" to deal with in Paris but, in the corridors of the U.N. climate summit, it is winning the support of other developing nations. These see India- already the number three greenhouse emitter behind China and the United States, and likely to be number...

  • *Paris negotiators sign off on 43- page draft text. PARIS, Dec 5- Global climate change talks in Paris moved into a new, tougher phase on Saturday as negotiators agreed to a draft accord that still leaves hundreds of points of dispute for ministers to resolve next week. While a largely procedural step in the four-year quest for a binding deal to slow global warming,...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Dec 18 Friday, 4 Dec 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    MUNCIE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks on the economy and monetary policy before the 20th Annual Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon hosted by the Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University- 1730 GMT. BRUSSELS- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appears before European Parliament...

  • *France wants document by Saturday to pass to ministers. PARIS, Dec 4- Near the halfway mark of a U.N. climate change conference in Paris, hopes for a deal are far higher than at the last, failed summit in Copenhagen, even if the agreement on offer is less ambitious this time. At the same stage of Copenhagen, the drafts ran to 300 pages.