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Kohl

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The corruption scandal surrounding former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and his conservative party widened today with new allegations that the French government of Francois Mitterand helped transfer millions of dollars to support Kohl's re-election in 1994. Earlier today, German news media reported on a fax from Kohl's office, saying Kohl would reveal the names of secret donors to his party. The fax turned out to be a hoax. NPR's Edward Lifson speaks to Don from Berlin.

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