February 13, 2014

U.S.-German Relations at a Postwar Low

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

This is as bad a moment as there has been in German-American relations in the postwar years. The poison of the United States surveillance scandal, absent an apology from Washington, continues to seep through a society where the right to personal privacy is a paramount value shaped by history.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, United States, NSA, Angela Merkel, Germany


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