Barack Obama acknowledges damage from NSA eavesdropping on Angela Merkel

February 10, 2015 4:05 AM

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Barack Obama acknowledges damage from NSA eavesdropping on Angela Merkel

US President Barack Obama said on Monday that revelations of US surveillance on German Chancellor Angela Merkel "damaged impressions" Germans hold of the US government.

Obama said during a joint news conference with Merkel at the White House that he has worked to restore the confidence of Germany and other global partners since former US contractor Edward Snowden began leaking documents detailing the spying operations of the US National Security Agency in 2013.

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