Solingen’s Walter Scheel, German president and foreign minister, dies at 97

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Walter Scheel, who helped negotiate closer relations with the Soviet bloc as West Germany’s foreign minister in the early 1970s and who later served five years as his country’s president, a largely ceremonial position, died Aug. 24 in Bad Krozingen, Germany. He was 97. His death was announced by the office of German President Joachim Gauck. […]