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German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich addresses reporters as he arrives for coalition talks between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at the parliamentary annex in Berlin on Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

German Interior Minister: ‘Special Efforts’ Needed From US To Restore ‘The Necessary Mutual Trust’

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.

11/25/2013

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. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Merkel: Trust With U.S. Needs To Be Rebuilt

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.

11/18/2013

President Obama is under fire about reports the NSA listened to phone conversations of allied world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Alexey Filippov /Host Photo Agency via Getty Images)

Report: Obama To Curtail NSA Eavesdropping On World Leaders

The White House may be ready to announce a stop to the eavesdropping on allied world leaders.

10/29/2013

The health care failures are tangible for millions of Americans and can be experienced by anyone with Internet access. The law itself is more closely associated with Obama personally and long has been unpopular with the majority of the American people.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Failures Of Obamacare Rollout Provide GOP With A Tangible Focus Point

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.

10/26/2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked President Obama if the U.S. was tapping her cell phone. (GERARD CERLES/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Germany Summoning U.S. Ambassador Over Eavesdropping Questions

The German government is demanding a “complete explanation” about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

10/24/2013

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. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House: US Not Monitoring Merkel’s Calls

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.

10/23/2013

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. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Official: US, Germany To Negotiate ‘No Spy’ Pact

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.

08/12/2013

President Barack Obama waves at the end of his speech in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate near the U.S. embassy on June 19, 2013. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: I Intend To Move US ‘Beyond A Cold War Nuclear Posture’ With Russia

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.

06/19/2013

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. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Merkel To Question Obama On NSA Privacy Scandal

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.

06/10/2013