Germany Wants US To Explain Spying

Germany has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to answer questions over whether America may have monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls.

The issue of U.S. surveillance in Europe looks set to dominate a summit of the European Union’s (EU) 28 leaders in Brussels later Thursday.

The meeting between German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and U.S. John B Emerson later Thursday comes a day after Merkel called President Barack Obama to demand clarification about whether her phone had been tapped. Merkel warned that such an action would amount to a “serious breach of trust”, according to government spokesperson Steffen Seibert.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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