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U.S. Spy Chiefs Face Congress Amid Spying Rift With Europe

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Tabassum Zakaria and Deborah Charles WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials appeared at a c...

Obama May Order NSA To Stop Spying On Allies

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Diane Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Monday called for a "total review of ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Intel Chair Slams NSA Foreign Spying | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, hammered the National Security Agency Monday over rep...

White House Official Sees Need For 'Constraints' On NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that some constraints are needed ...

NSA Denies Obama Knew Of Merkel Surveillance From 2010

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency is denying reports that President Barack Obama has been aware of surveillance of German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 20...

German Minister Demands 'Complete' U.S. Answers On Spying

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister is pressing for "complete information" from Washington on the alleged U.S. surveillance of Chanc...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hello from Dharamsala, India, where I'm attending a gathering of The Mind and Life Institute with the Dalai Lama, and where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wasn't bothered by this week's news that the NSA had accessed 70.3 million calls in France and tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone -- because he doesn't own a cell phone or use email. EU leaders are less sanguine and are sending a delegation to Washington for talks to set new guidelines, like Merkel's demand for a "no-spying" pact similar to one America has with the UK. As Obama said in Berlin in 2008, true partnership and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." We've got the listening part down; trust -- not so much. If only the NSA had spied on the Department of HHS and reported back to the White House about the state of the Obamacare rollout instead.

Report: U.S. Spying On Merkel's Phone May Date Back To 2002

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

BERLIN, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The United States may have bugged Angela Merkel's phone for more than 10 years, according to a news report on Saturday th...

Emily Swanson

Americans Think Tracking Merkel's Phone Is Unacceptable, But Tracking Other Leaders Might Be OK | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Americans generally frown on the idea of spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But many think the idea o...

The Week to Week News Quiz for 10/25/13

John Zipperer | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Here are some random but real hints: She is very verärgert; GOP has already announced it's DOA in 2013; shifting sands; no, not on eBay. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.

Peter S. Goodman

Europe Left Bitter After NSA Spying Betrayal | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

The furor provoked by revelations that the American government has for years monitored the private communications of its allies showed no signs of aba...

NSA Reportedly Monitored Phone Calls Of 35 World Leaders

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The United States monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders according to classified documents leaked by fugit...

Merkel: Spying Between Friends Just 'Not Done'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said Thursday that such conduct between friends was unacceptable."Spyi...

REPORT: NSA Monitored Calls Of 35 World Leaders

The Guardian | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US governme...

Did They Think They Would Get Away With it Forever?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CEO Ziklag Systems Now we know that among world leaders, NSA allegedly spied on Angela Merkel's mobile phone. We d...

Germany Summons U.S. Ambassador To Answer For Wiretapping Claims

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

BERLIN — BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister said Thursday that Europe can't simply return to business as usual in its relations with Was...

White House Says It's Not Monitoring Merkel's Calls

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) th...

U.S. Tapped Merkel's Phone: Report

AP | GEIR MOULSON and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG | Posted 12.23.2013 | World

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may ...

Angela's Angels and the Political Patriarchy

Khaled Diab | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Angela Merkel has again become the most powerful woman in the world. Surveying the global map of female heads of government highlights some surprising realities about emancipation and the patriarchy.

When Breaking News Is Only Headlines: Germany, the European Union and the U.S.

Edward Goldberg | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Of all this week's international news -- the horrors in Kenya, Rouhani at the UN, the negotiations over Syria -- it is what some might call 'the boring German election' that will have the greatest long-term impact on the interests of the United States.

Merkel Tip

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


What Merkel's Victory Means for Hillary 2016

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Merkel is on top of her game, and the Republicans would have a hard time criticizing her for helping Hillary. So, this will most surely help Hillary.

Merkel Wins!

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel led her conservatives to a stunning victory in Germany's election Sunday, a personal triumph that cements her ...

Merkel On Way To Winning Third Term As German Chancellor

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

* Merkel's conservatives eye strongest result since 1990 * Chancellor has outside chance of absolute majority * FDP alli...

Merkel Poised For Reelection In Tight Vote

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BERLIN — She enjoys overwhelming popularity and leads an economy that's the envy of Europe. But Angela Merkel is in a fight to clinch a new term...