Europe Why latest US spying allegations in Germany could force Merkel to act

Germans blame Merkel for being soft on the US. If she doesn't take a tougher stance in response to the spy charges, she may face a backlash from an increasingly anti-American public.

By , Staff writer

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The latest allegations of US spying on Germany come amid growing anti-Americanism there – and they're fueling calls for Chancellor Angela Merkel to take a tougher stance against her North American ally.