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DEVELOPING STORY ~ Russia approves Kyoto climate change treaty

[JURIST] Russian news agencies are reporting that the Russian cabinet has approved the Kyoto Protocol, the global climate change treaty, and will send it to parliament for ratification.

Russia had waivered on the treaty but its desire of EU support for its membership in the World Trade Organization may have played a significant role in the treaty's approval. BBC News has more. Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase:

UPDATE: From Moscow, Mosnews.com now has a full article in English on the treaty approval here.

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