Germany Drops Inquiry into NSA Spying

Germany is dropping its inquiry into the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices due to what the government calls a lack of evidence. The announcement leaves many Germans wondering how committed the government is to oversight. Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden last October revealed high-ranking government officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, were subjected to phone tapping and other surveillance techniques by the NSA. This sparked the investigation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama sharing a tender moment

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