Spying affairs straining US-Germany relations
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says reports of the United States spying in Germany – including bugging her mobile phone – are straining transatlantic ties.
Merkel told German members of parliament that the alleged spying by the National Security Agency must be explained.
She said the spying affair was putting EU-US trade talks to the test.
The German Chancellor noted that it is important that trust be rebuilt for the future.
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