Merkel says Obama call helped seal Opel deal

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BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday U.S. President Barack Obama helped achieve a breakthrough deal for General Motors unit Opel with a telephone call on Friday just before the final round of talks. Merkel also said she expected the final details on the takeover by Canada's Magna can be resolved quickly. She also praised Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg for raising critical questions about the deal even though he expressed his opposition to ...

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