World powers lead frenetic overtime push for climate accord

Envoys tasked with staving off catastrophic climate change are on track to seal a historic accord, the French hosts sayWorld powers led an overtime push to seal a deal on Saturday aimed at averting catastrophic climate change, as sleep-deprived envoys battled in Paris over trillion-dollar disputes blocking a deal. The 195-nation conference in Paris was scheduled to wrap up on Friday evening, delivering a historic agreement to brake global warming and ease its impact. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would submit a proposed final agreement on Saturday morning, declaring himself “sure” it would be adopted.

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