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Despite possible phone tap, Merkel to visit U.S.

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Posted: Jan 8, 2014 7:48 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 8, 2014 7:48 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Angela Merkel, National Security Agency, visit, Washington, U.S. Germany, phone calls, spying

BERLIN, GERMANY- German Chancellor Angela Merkel accepted President Obama's offer to visit the U.S. despite strained relations over taps to her phone.

The President called her on Wednesday to congratulate her on forming a new government and wished her a speedy recovery from the recent skiing accident.

That's when he made the offer to visit, which Merkel's spokesman says will be "in the coming months".

Merkel has said the relationship between Germany and the U.S. was "put on test" by allegations of massive spying by the American National Security Agency, including tapping her phone.

The White House has denied the NSA is listening to Merkel's phone calls now, but hasn't ruled out this may have been done in the past.

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