U.S., China reach unprecedented climate change agreement

November 12, 2014 11:57 AM

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BEIJING — The United States and China, the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gases, announced new targets Wednesday to cut such emissions in a bid to halt climate change and persuade other nations to take equally ambitious measures ahead of a major climate treaty to be finalized next year.

The two nations have achieved "an historic agreement", President Obama said in a joint news conference here with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the final day of his three-day China visit. The deal represents "a major milestone in the US-China relationship," said Obama in the Great Hall of the...

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