Germany chancellor has called the U-S president to demand immediate clarification on reports that the U-S spied on her.
The German government spokesman says Angela Merkel had made clear to Barack Obama that if the information proves to be true, it would be completely unacceptable and represents a grave breach of trust. This, after Germany said it had received info that the U-S is spying on Merkel's cell phone communications. But the White House says Obama has assured Merkel that her phone is not being monitored. The U-S spying scandal is taking center stage after fugitive American whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the details of the program. Washington’s espionage scandal has already caused outrage among Italian, French, Mexican and Brazilian officials.
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