"Angela Merkel Presses U.S. on Climate in Speech To Congress"

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the United States Tuesday to agree to binding climate goals, telling U.S. lawmakers in a speech to Congress there was 'no time to lose' in the fight against global warming.

Speaking to a joint session of Congress days before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, Merkel said it was time for the United States and Europe to unite to confront new barriers, from the economic crisis, to security and the environment."

Noah Barkin and Susan Cornwell report for Reuters Novembeer 3, 2009.

Source: Reuters, 11/04/2009