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Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93

Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as "Ostpolitik" during the Cold War, has died at the age of 93, the party said on Thursday. A towering figure on Germany's political left, Bahr was closely involved as Brandt's emissary in negotiations on 1970s treaties that fostered detente with Moscow and Warsaw. He also helped engineer a pioneering Basic Treaty to...

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