Germany Drops Inquiry Into Claims U.S. Tapped Merkel’s Phone

June 12, 2015 10:11 AM

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Germany Drops Inquiry Into Claims U.S. Tapped Merkel’s Phone

BERLIN — Germany’s federal prosecutor said on Friday that he had dropped a formal investigation into allegations of eavesdropping on one of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphones by an American intelligence agency because of a lack of concrete evidence.

A German news report in October 2013 that the National Security Agency had tapped one of Ms. Merkel’s private mobile telephones prompted outrage among citizens already angry over previous reports of the widespread gathering of telecommunications data by United States and British intelligence service...

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