Edward Snowden

Germany's Merkel testifies on alleged US eavesdropping

Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers she stands by her 2013 complaint that "spying among friends" is unacceptable as she testified Thursday to a committee examining alleged U.S. surveillance in Germany, as well as questionable activities by German intelligence — which she said she heard about only much later.

The parliamentary panel is investigating alleged eavesdropping in Germany by the U.S. National Security Agency and its relationship with German counterparts. The inquiry was launched a year after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed details of secret U.S. eavesdropping programs in 2013. Merkel is expected to be the last witness.

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