Germany says goodbye to former chancellor Helmut Schmidt with a state funeral. Schmidt was a political giant of post-War Germany - but he was also an artist and an intellectual. Here are some reactions from Germany's arts community.
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Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has been honored by world leaders at a special ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Hundreds had gathered to pay their final respects at a requiem mass in Speyer.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl's funeral plans have become subject to controversy after his widow tried to bar Chancellor Angela Merkel from speaking at the memorial. She said, however, she was trying to honor his wishes.
German and international leaders alike have paid their respects in the wake of Helmut Schmidt's passing. Many consider him to be one of the most important German leaders of the post-war period.
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