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Architect of German reunification dies at 87

06/16/2017
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June 16, 2017 -- Helmut Kohl, Germany's ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990, has died at 87. Germany's longest serving post-war chancellor from 1982 to 1998, Kohl was is credited with bringing East and West Germany together after the fall of the Berlin Wall. An imposing figure who formed a close relationship with French President Francois Mitterrand in pushing for closer European integration, Kohl had been frail and wheelchair-bound since suffering a bad fall in 2008.


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