July 11, 2014

Germany's Choice: America or Russia?

Feldenkirchen, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

For decades, Germany's position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the U.S. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow?

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TAGGED: United States, Germany, Europe, Russia, NSA

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