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Merkel Says Gaps With U.S.
Over Surveillance Remain

New York Times, by Mark Landlar

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Posted By:Drive, 5/2/2014 2:17:07 PM

WASHINGTON — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said Friday that there were still significant differences between Germany and the United States over the issue of surveillance, and warned that it was too soon to return to “business as usual” between the two allies. At a joint news conference at the White House, both Ms. Merkel and President Obama addressed the tensions between the two countries caused by the disclosure last October that the National Security Agency had eavesdropped on Ms. Merkel’s phone calls. At the time, Ms. Merkel said that “spying between friends is simply unacceptable,” and that there had

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 5/2/2014 2:21:50 PM     (No. 9833988)

And here was this blowhard who claimed that he was bringing the world together in 2009

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/2/2014 2:49:47 PM     (No. 9834041)

I watched the entire presser. Obama came off as rude, self-serving and I believe Merkel thought so as well. Naturally, he gave a long, long statement to start off thereby killing time for the good Chancellor AND questions by media. He put words in her mouth. He spoke as if HE were leading some sort of grand coalition of Western allies in dealing with Putin. It is the good Chancellor who has a good working relationship with Putin - not Obama!

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