Tensions rise in Merkel's coalition over Opel rescue

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* German deal to rescue Opel criticised by some * Economy Minister opposed rescue, offered to resign * Conservatives fear more handouts By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, May 31 (Reuters) - A government-orchestrated rescue of struggling carmaker Opel has opened divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance only four months before Germany's federal election. The 11th-hour deal to save Opel from the looming bankruptcy of U.S. parent General Motors was agreed in Merkel's ...

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