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Germany demands answers on U.S. spying

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BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador today following allegations that American intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone.

Lawmakers, meanwhile, made clear they weren’t satisfied with a U.S. statement that it isn’t monitoring her communications now. And Germany’s defense minister added that Europe can’t simply return to business as usual in trans-Atlantic ties following a string of reports that the U.S. was spying on its allies.

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