Spying Fallout German Trust in United States Plummets

The NSA spying scandals have taken a toll on Germans' opinion of their longtime ally, according to a new survey. Mistrust in the United States has skyrocketed, and more Germans are viewing whistleblower Edward Snowden as a hero.
Germans' approval of President Barack Obama has dropped from 75 to 43 percent over the past year.

Germans' approval of President Barack Obama has dropped from 75 to 43 percent over the past year.

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acb -- with wires