Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Former German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher dies at age 89

Former German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who played a central role in ending the Cold War, has died at age 89, his office announced on Friday.

Kovac: Croatia is grateful to Genscher

"He always helped us, and besides, he was a great European politician who largely changed the architecture of Germany and Europe. We, the Croats, are grateful to him for his role," Kovac said.

Merkel: Genscher gave millions in communist nations hope for change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) praises former foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher as a respected statesman who gave millions in East Germany and other former communist nations hope for...