German leader calls Obama about alleged cellphone tapping

World 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. The ...

Editorials 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.

World | FOCUS Jul 18, 2013

Germans direct NSA ire at Merkel

by Michael Birnbaum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in a society where the government kept a Big Brother eye on its citizens. Now, critics say, she has assented to similar practices — this time coming from the U.S., not East Germany's fearsome secret police. Revelations about U.S. ...

EU warns of duties on Chinese solar panels

Business May 30, 2013

EU warns of duties on Chinese solar panels

The European Union's trade chief vowed Tuesday to tax Chinese solar panels next month in the largest EU commercial dispute of its kind, while urging China's exporters to boost prices in return for an eventual end to the tariffs. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht ...