Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification dies aged 87

Germany's ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl died at the age of 87 on Friday at his home in Ludwigshafen.In germany, above all Kohl is celebrated as the father of German reunification after the fall of the Berlin wall despite resistance from partners such as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev. In Brussels European flags were lowered to half mast in tribute.European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker expressed in a tweet that he is deeply hurt by his mentor's death.

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