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Clock is ticking on historic global climate pact

Ministers are racing to resolve a handful of stubborn disputes to seal a deal by Friday's deadline

Nations remain divided over how to help developing countries cope with the costs of global warming, what limit to set for planetary overheating and how to review progress in slashing greenhouse gases.

Le Bourget

FRANCE is to deliver on Wednesday a streamlined draft of a historic global pact to fight climate change, as world leaders scrambling to overcome dealbreakers showed optimism ahead of a weekend deadline.

The 195-nation United Nations talks have been billed as the last