Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

November 30, 2015 6:20 AM

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LE BOURGET, France — Some 150 world leaders including President Barack Obama are joining U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday in kicking off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks near Paris, with organizers hoping the unprecedented high-level appearances will turbocharge the chances of reaching an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet.

The meeting comes at a somber time for France and many of the visiting leaders, two weeks after extremists linked to the Islamic State group killed 130 people around Paris. Immediate fears of repeat attacks have prompted extra-high security and a crackdown on environmental protests — and threaten to...

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