Countdown Begins for Copenhagen Deal

World leaders spoke at the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen today, BBC News. Text of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech, New York Times. The outcome of the summit is seriously in doubt as many leaders fear that a binding agreement will not be reached. Leaders from the U.S., U.K., and Australia urged delegates to sign a 3-page declaration, draft text [pdf], BBC News.

The sole surviving suspect in the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 166 people has retracted his confession, Al Jazeera.

A British court has blocked the planned strike of British Airways employees that would have disrupted holiday travel over a 12-day period over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, CNN.

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