Merkel, in visit to headquarters of GM's Opel unit, says that direct aid is unlikely.
Ahead of G-20, German leader balks at more spending and more debt.
Ahead of the G-20 summit, Spain decides to withdraw troops from Kosovo and investigate Bush officials for torture.
While he is popular, American policies are not. He will be hard-pressed to win concessions on his plans for the economy or Afghanistan.
Readers write about the threat of terrorism's global reach, a doctor's role in their patient's healthcare, and why Muslims and nonMuslims should take care in how they address each other.
To stay competitive with other automakers, it launches payment protections for buyers.
China's deep reserves and continued growth put it in a position of strength.