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US Ambassador Summoned on Angela Merkel Phone Spying Suspicion

German chancellor and Barack Obama are supposed to have a very friendly relationship. A new report saying that the NSA has been spying on Merkels' phone is putting the relationship to the test.

Oct 24 2013, 3:50am CDT | by

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US Ambassador Summoned on Angela Merkel Phone Spying Suspicion
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US Ambassador Summoned on Angela Merkel Phone Spying Suspicion

In breaking news, Germany has summoned the U.S. ambassador on suspicion of spying on Angela Merkel's cellphone according to Reuters. A report that the NSA is tapping the phone of Angela Merkel is big headlines right now in Germany. The German Government already released a statement that there is strong evidence for spying on Merkel's phone. Angela Merkel is often said to run Germany from her cellphone. She is actually not using a smartphone. She is an SMS wizard on a classic cellphone.

The White House has said already that they are not tapping Merkel's phone, but who is believing them? Apparently also not the German government, else they would not have summoned the U.S. ambassador. 

 

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China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister

Source: Asia One

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German Minister: China Must Help End Ukraine Crisis

Source: Big Government

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German Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who also serves as the country's energy minister, has called upon China to accept its "increased international responsibility" as an economic superpower and help solve the Ukrainian crisis that has led to Russia's annexing one of the post-Soviet nation's larger states. Reuters reports that Gabriel was in Beijing this week for a diplomatic visit and told ...
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Source: Renew America

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How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

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Source: The Moderate Voice

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