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Obama Tells Merkel That US Is Not Tapping Her Phone

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes a tear as he speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington December 14, 2012. A tearful President Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called on Americans to set aside politics and "take meaningful action" to prevent more tragedies of this kind. A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 18 children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that have tormented the United States this year, U.S. media reported.     REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

BERLIN — The German government said Wednesday that it had received information that the cellphone of Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was under surveillance by United States intelligence services and that she had called President Obama to make clear that

Veteran Luxembourg PM resigns in spy scandal

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LUXEMBOURG (AFP) –  Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, tenders his resignation Thursday in a scandal involving the tiny nation's secret services, alleged to have indulged in misconduct on his watch. "I am calling a cabinet meeting at