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Wolfgang Schaeuble, former German finance minister, dies at 81 | World News

Wolfgang Schaeuble was shot at during an election rally just after German reunification in 1990. He was paralysed from the waist down but returned to work weeks later. He died on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday 27 December 2023 15:48, UK

Wolfgang Schaeuble, who helped negotiate German reunification in 1990 and was later influential in steering Europe through the debt crisis, has died at 81.

Mr Schaeuble died at home on Tuesday evening, his family told German news agency dpa on Wednesday.

He took the job as former chancellor Angela Merkel’s finance minister in…

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