Germany's Kohl hails Thatcher's love of freedom, honesty

Germany's ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl praised former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died on Monday, for her "love of freedom" and honesty.

"I greatly valued Margaret Thatcher for her love of freedom, her incomparable openness, honesty and straightforwardness," Kohl, considered the father of Germany's 1990 reunification, said in a written statement.