Edition 45/2015
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Hamburg mourns Helmut Schmidt. The former German chancellor and honorary citizen of Hamburg died on Tuesday in his Hamburg home at the age of 96. “His relationship with his hometown was marked by deep affection. And the citizens responded to this affection”, said Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz, who heard the sad news when visiting China with a Hamburg business delegation. His death made head news around the globe, with leading papers dedicating full spread obituaries to the “West German chancellor who marshaled personal dynamism, managerial brilliance and often acid-tongued impatience to push his country into an assertive international role “, thus the New York Times.

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