EVEN as the U.S. and Soviet Union prepared to sit down in Helsinki next week to discuss ways to limit their nuclear weaponry, there were signs that the nations of Europe—both East and West—have started an important new search for their own détente. Their ultimate goal is to settle at least some of the issues that have made Europe a divided continent since the end of World War II. More than at any time since the Cold War began 23 years ago, European leaders seem convinced that some progress is possible, and that the...

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