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Ministers from the world's richest democracies agreed on Friday to phase out coal-powered energy — though they failed to set a date for doing so — and said the energy crunch brought on by the Russia-Ukraine war should not derail efforts to fight climate change.

The commitment, published at the end of three days of Group of Seven (G7) talks in Berlin, was weaker than a previous draft of the final communique seen by Reuters, which had included a target to end unabated coal power generation by 2030...

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