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Global deal must include emerging economies: Obama

[NEW YORK] US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that a new global agreement on climate change must include strong commitments from emerging economies and move past the rich-poor country divide that has hampered progress in United Nations negotiations.

Mr Obama addressed the UN climate change summit with a statement meant to build political momentum for a global deal on climate change in 2015 and a list of commitments that his administration has made to address.

He said that a "global compact"...

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