Oct 302013

In this CNN Student News: German Chancellor Responds to Reports U.S. Monitors Her Cell Phone; Snow Storm Expected on the East Coast

CARL AZUZ, CNN ANCHOR: Fridays are awesome! Thanks for spending part of (inaudible) with CNN STUDENT NEWS. We`re jumping right in today. German chancellor Angela Merkel says spying among friends is never acceptable. In this case, the friends she`s talking about is the U.S. government. This involves an organization called the NSA, the National Security Agency. Its mission is to help defend the country. Part of the way it does that, according to the NSA website, is to gather information that America`s enemies want to keep secret. Germany, France and Mexico aren`t considered enemies. They are allies. Usually, the U.S. communicated with them through diplomacy, direct communications. But the NSA has been accused of spying on all three, eavesdropping on cell phones, hacking emails. Chancellor Merkel says the U.S. needs to reestablish trust.


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