Germany’s Helmut Kohl dies, aged 87

Germany’s Helmut Kohl dies, aged 87

  • 16 June 2017
  • From the section Europe

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Helmut Kohl, Germany’s ex-chancellor and architect of reunification in 1990, has died at 87, German media say.

He died at his house in Ludwigshafen, in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Bild newspaper reports.

Kohl led Germany for 16 years (from 1982 to 1998), making him the longest-serving German chancellor since Bismarck.