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US President Barack Obama listens as former US Secretary of State George Shultz speaks at the White House in Washington on May 19, 2009. (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo)

George Shultz, US secretary of state who helped usher out Cold War, dies

  • Shultz had the rare distinction of serving in four different cabinet positions
  • He repeatedly clashed with ally Israel, especially over Lebanon, and opened contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization
By Shaun Tandon | AFP ·