UN talks approve principles of global climate pact in 2015

WARSAW (AFP) - United Nations negotiators reached consensus on Saturday on some of the cornerstones of an ambitious, global climate pact to be signed in 2015 in a bid to stave off dangerous planet warming.

Nearly 24 hours into extra time, a plenary meeting approved the modified text, thrashed out during an hour-long emergency huddle in the Warsaw National Stadium hosting the annual round of notoriously fractious talks.