- Making News: GM and Delphi Offer Severance Packages to Workers
General Motors says it has reached a deal with the United Auto Workers that will help cut labor costs and end billions of dollars in losses. Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes says it's only the "end of the beginning."
- Reporter's Notebook: Basque Separatist Group Declares Permanent Cease-Fire
Across the mountainous French-Spanish border, the Basques have long demanded their own, independent country. The separatist group ETA, called a terrorist organization by the US and EU, is blamed for killing more than 800 people during the past four decades. Today, ETA leaders declared a "permanent ceasefire," and asked that Spain and France respect the decision of Basque voters with no limitations. Peter Ford is chief European correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
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