'Broken Oath' NSA Mudslinging Has Merkel on Defensive

Center-left chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück is doing all he can to capitalize on the spying scandal, even accusing Angela Merkel of breaking her oath. But a Monday report shows that Germany has benefitted greatly from American Internet surveillance.
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has been slammed in Germany for what many say was his unconvincing trip to the US.

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has been slammed in Germany for what many say was his unconvincing trip to the US.

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Photo Gallery: Timeline of the NSA Spying Scandal
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Photo Gallery: Timeline of the NSA Spying Scandal

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