Person of the Day
Former chancellor Helmut Schmidt, a popular leader who died in 2015, will be commemorated with a coin on his 100th birthday, which would have fallen in 2018.
Mr. Schmidt, a suave, intellectual politician, led West Germany from 1974 to 1982, helping the country to navigate the tensions of the Cold War and domestic terrorism. A Social Democrat, he was considered a wise and able crisis manager, and tough on security. He was also a famous chain smoker, though he is not expected to be shown with a cigarette on the two-euro coin to be minted next year.