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German Top Diplomat Behind Reunification Dies at 89

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, a long-serving German diplomat at the forefront of the struggle to reunite East and West Germany, has died at the age of 89. A personal assistant confirmed the death of the former German foreign minister who died at his home near Bonn, the former West German capital, late Thursday. Genscher served as foreign minister of West Germany, and later of the unified Germany, for a record-setting 18 years ending in 1992. He was an advocate of consensus over confrontation...

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