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Bonn climate talks end with vague deal to do more

BONN, Germany (AP) - The first U.N. climate talks since December have wrapped up with a promise to do more work.

After three days of squabbling, delegates at the conference in Bonn, Germany agreed to intensify their negotiations on curbing greenhouse gases before this December's ministerial conference in Cancun. But delegates and officials say the negotiations are almost certain to stretch beyond that.

Bolivia's delegate says he's pleased yesterday's agreement made no mention of the Copenhagen Agreement, the political deal cobbled together by President Barack Obama and a handful of others in December talks.

The Bolivian delegate says that deal would be "completely unacceptable."

The ultimate goal is a new agreement to succeed the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which has provisions capping greenhouse gas emissions by industrial countries that expire in 2012.

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