Germany investigates alleged NSA Merkel phone tap

June 4, 2014 1:30 PM

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BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have opened an investigation into the alleged monitoring of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. National Security Agency, officials said Wednesday, in a move that could again complicate diplomatic relations between the two allies.

It was not immediately clear what the new investigation might mean in terms of possible prosecutions of Americans.

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