• President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Centre, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Obama discussed the COP21 climate change summit, and the threat of terrorism from the Islamic State Group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Climate talks get down to tough business of compromise

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home.

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  • Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a working dinner with France's President Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. More than 140 world leaders are gathering in Paris for high-stakes climate talks that start Monday, and activists are holding marches and protests around the world to urge them to reach a strong agreement to slow global warming. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Key sticking points in UN climate talks

    PARIS (AP) — Some 180 countries have already presented plans to cut or rein in their climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Boys look at a hot air balloon of the environmental group Greenpeace, near the Eiffel Tower ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. The conference with more than 100 heads of state is scheduled to start on Nov.30. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Hollande, activists gear up for critical climate talks

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with environmental groups Saturday, pushing for an ambitious global deal to reduce man-made emissions blamed for global warming — with emphasis on helping developing countries adapt to a changing world.