German foreign minister summons US ambassador over Merkel phone tapping

Germany's Foreign Minister hassummoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B.Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the USmay have monitored Angela Merkel's mobile phone, a governmentspokesman said on Thursday.

The move comes a day after Merkel called President BarackObama to demand immediate clarification and told him if suchsurveillance had taken place it amounted to a "grave breach oftrust."

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