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Departure of a farsighted European statesman

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 05:50

HELMUT Schmidt, West German chancellor between 1974 and 1982, who died on Tuesday aged 96, carried with him to the end the hallmark and allure of a European statesman. His passing marks the fourth demise in less than a year of a batch of illustrious German and British monetary figures who played