At least 20 world leaders gathered Tuesday in Poland to commemorate the start of World War II 70 years ago — a conflict in which 6 million Poles died.
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Two companies vie for Opel’s future
Two groups remain in the hunt to take over carmaker Opel from the umbrella of General Motors’ European operations: Canadian-Austrian supplier Magna and Italian car company Fiat The German government met Wednesday to discuss the future of the carmaker. The chief concern is to make sure the car company does not become embroiled in the bankruptcy protection proceedings of parent company GM.
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Sarkozy puts government on line over NATO
President Nicolas Sarkozy of France will put his government on the line over his decision to bring the country back into NATO’s integrated military command, more than 40 years after it walked out. French lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to support Sarkozy’s move, which he announced officially on Wednesday
Pope admits mistakes over Holocaust-denying bishop
The Pope has admitted making mistakes over the lifting of the excommunication of a Holocaust-denying bishop. In a letter to church leaders, parts of which have been published on a popular Catholic blog, Pope Benedict XVI says the church should have been aware of the views of Bishop Richard Williamson. Williamson, an Englishman, hit the headlines partly because the pope lifted his long-standing excommunication, along with that of three other members of the ultra-conservative Society of St