Members of the U.S. Congress met German officials and lawmakers in Berlin Monday in an effort to relieve tensions over allegations of massive National Security Agency surveillance.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the relationship between Germany and the United States as well as the future of a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement have been “put on test” by allegations of massive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency.
The White House may be ready to announce a stop to the eavesdropping on allied world leaders.
For nearly five years, Republicans have struggled to make a scandal stick to President Barack Obama’s White House. One by one, the controversies — with shorthand names such as Solyndra, Benghazi, and Fast and Furious — hit a fever pitch, then faded away.
The German government is demanding a “complete explanation” about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.
The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn’t listening in on her phone calls.
A senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.
Nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy’s speech at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama called for a reduction of nuclear stockpiles between the United States and Russia.
Germany’s chancellor will raise the issue of NSA’s eavesdropping on European communications when she meets President Barack Obama here next week — the latest sign of the international backlash over leaks about America’s sweeping electronic surveillance programs.