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Vatican exhibit of carriages and cars chronicles papal transport

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Whether they rode in litters carried by men in livery, in ornate horse-drawn carriages, or later in cars, popes have always travelled in style. Full story

Recuperating Mauritanian president shot in back: sources

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's president was driving an unmarked car at high speed through a military checkpoint at the weekend when a gendarme shot and wounded him, security and other sources said on Tuesday. Full story

Insight: Carmakers' fortunes seen through East Europe prism

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - With Europe's car market tumbling, it would surprise few that Volkswagen's sprawling factory on the outskirts of the Slovak capital won't be raising production. Full story

Buick attracting younger buyers: GM executive

BIRMINGHAM, Mich (Reuters) - General Motors Co's premium Buick brand is drawing younger customers with its newer lineup of vehicles, a top executive said on Tuesday. Full story

News Summary: A123 files for bankruptcy protection

SHORT CIRCUIT: Short of cash and hurting from weak sales of electric cars, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday and quickly sold its automotive assets. Full story

GM Cadillac to start making ELR plug-in hybrid in late 2013

DETROIT (Reuters) - The production of the Cadillac ELR, the first luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from General Motors Co, is to begin in late 2013 at the same plant that makes the Chevrolet Volt, a top GM official said on Tuesday. Full story

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