Europe: Another Step

It was cold and snowing as French President Charles de Gaulle stepped out of his plane from Paris and headed down the icy highway by car for the quiet Black Forest spa of Baden-Baden. Military helicopters whirred overhead, and heavily armed police patrolled the streets. At last De Gaulle's Citroen limousine drew up to Brenner's Park Hotel. Out he stepped to shake hands with the smiling friend who awaited him, West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

This was their ninth private meeting since 1958, and as usual, they had a substantial agenda. For the first hour they went down the list:...

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