German ex-foreign minister Guido Westerwelle dies

Former German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has died after a long battle with leukaemiaFormer German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, one of the country’s best-known openly gay politicians, died Friday after a long battle with leukaemia. The former head of the liberal, pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) was diagnosed with the disease in June 2014, half a year after he left his post as Germany’s top diplomat. “We mourn our leader Guido Westerwelle,” said his charity foundation on its Facebook page.

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