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US and China reach historic climate deal

The leaders of the US and China say they have reached agreement on an unprecedented plan on greenhouse gas emissions.

At talks in Beijing both leaders say they support a plan to cut emissions by 2030.

It’s just one of several agreements struck at the talks, the first formal discussions between the two leaders in more than a year.

China says it will aim for a peak in CO2 gas emissions before 2030, while the US will try to reduce its emissions by a quarter by 2025.

Observers say the agreement will encourage other countries to sign up to a new global pact to be negotiated in Paris next year.

Other deals struck in Beijing relate to trade, military cooperation and travel visas.

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