All Smiles in Berlin Merkel, Sarkozy Paper Over Differences Before EU Summit

It was said that Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy were hopelessly at odds. In Berlin on Monday the two insisted they had resolved key differences on how to tackle the euro crisis, and had forged a common front ahead of this week's EU summit.
Merkel giving Sarkozy a warm welcome in Berlin on Monday.

Merkel giving Sarkozy a warm welcome in Berlin on Monday.

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cro -- with wire reports