Obama unaware as U.S. spied on Merkel: officials

Oct 28, 2013

Obama unaware as U.S. spied on Merkel: officials

The imbroglio over the tapping of Angela Merkel’s phone deepened Sunday, after a U.S. denial that President Barack Obama was informed years ago of electronic surveillance of the German chancellor. As a sense of betrayal spread in European capitals about spying activities conducted on ...

Obama 'aware of Merkel spying since 2010': media

Oct 27, 2013

Obama 'aware of Merkel spying since 2010': media

U.S. President Barack Obama was personally informed of phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday as a damaging espionage scandal widened. Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted U.S. intelligence sources as saying that ...

Merkel says eavesdropping case has shattered allies' trust in Washington

Oct 25, 2013

Merkel says eavesdropping case has shattered allies' trust in Washington

European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship. The latest revelations that ...

German leader calls Obama about alleged cellphone tapping

Oct 24, 2013

German leader calls Obama about alleged cellphone tapping

Furious German officials said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies may have been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, creating a fresh diplomatic headache for President Barack Obama after a week in which other close allies condemned his administration over allegations of other spying misdeeds. ...

Sep 26, 2013

Ms. Merkel triumphant

The victory of Germany's conservative coalition in Sunday's elections was a rousing affirmation of the popularity of a wily chancellor whom Germans have come to call "mummy.

Wage gap takes spotlight in German elections

Sep 16, 2013

Wage gap takes spotlight in German elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel often boasts during the campaign for next Sunday’s elections that Germany has one of Europe’s lowest jobless rates at around 6.8 percent. But it comes at a price. As many as 3 million people in Europe’s top economy earn less than ...