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October 24, 2013 8:50 am

U.S.-Germany Phone Tapping Row Erupts

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USA Today – BERLIN —The U.S. ambassador to Germany was summoned to a meeting in Berlin Thursday following allegations that the U.S. had tapped the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The ambassador John Emerson is to meet with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle later Thursday, after Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said the chancellor had spoken Wednesday evening with President Obama via telephone. Seibert said that if the allegations were found to be true it would be “completely unacceptable.”

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