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China and the United States, the world’s two biggest polluters, announced an agreement at COP26 in a joint statement on Wednesday, pledging to strengthen their efforts in the fight against global warming. “An important step in the right direction” for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Washington and Beijing created a surprise. The two countries, the world’s leading emitters of greenhouse gases, announced an agreement on Wednesday 10 November at COP26, reviving hopes two days before the end of this crucial climate conference. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, host of the Glasgow conference, had barely appealed for a “strong impetus” in...