The South says it is tired of an approach that lets North get perks for small concessions.
Japan, Australia, and Britain offered plans and urged action Monday to overcome divisions – mainly between rich and developing nations – and forge a global pact to cut emissions.
Foreign leaders will look for American leadership and effectiveness at a full schedule of events this week. On Tuesday, Obama will attend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's meeting on global warming.
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Japanese Foreign Minister Okada said that Japan should focus on assistance to both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The government has not been clear on whether it will continue its refueling mission.
Ice hung off a statue of a young boy and a frog at Water Works Park in Port Clinton, Ohio on Dec. 19.
A man holds a portrait of slain Afghan translator Sultan Munadi during a prayer ceremony at his grave in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Afghan journalists blamed international troops Thurdsday for the death of their kidnapped colleague during a rescue operation and said that British commandos showed a 'double standard' while leaving his body retrieving a foreign New York Times writer.