U.N. climate talks approve draft text, many disputes remain

December 5, 2015 11:49 AM

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PARIS Senior officials from almost 200 nations approved a draft text of a U.N. climate deal on Saturday after four years' work as the basis for ministers to try to resolve hundreds of points of disagreement next week.

"This text marks the will of all to reach an agreement. We are not at the end of the route. Major political issues are yet to be resolved," Laurence Tubiana, French climate envoy, told the meeting.

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