German investigation of U.S. espionage widens

Jul 09, 2014, 6:37 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU), attends debates at the Bundestag over the Chancellery budget on June 25, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
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German authorities carried out raids in Berlin on Wednesday as part of an espionage investigation that placed new strain on U.S.-German relations and raised concern in the Obama administration of a broader crackdown on U.S. spying.

Background:

German investigation of U.S. espionage widens [WaPo]

Anger mounts as Germany unearths second U.S. spy suspect [Reuters]

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