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United Nations negotiators struggle to keep world's only global warming treaty alive

Published 12/09/2011, Associated Press

Negotiators from Europe, tiny islands threatened by rising oceans and the world's poorest countries sought to keep alive the only treaty governing global warming and move to the next stage, struggling against an unlikely alliance of the United States, China and India. Bleary-eyed delegates worked through the night and all day today, and the two-week U.N. conference stretched past the hour it was supposed to end, with the negotiators looking ahead to a second and final night of meetings expected to last until dawn Saturday.

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