October 28, 2013 3:25 PM

U.S. spying on Europeans a symptom of a paranoid government, Germans say

Michael Goewe was excited when he arrived in his nation’s capital to see the sights.But as he was planning this visit back in his home in Cologne, he hadn’t figured the seemingly boring U.S. Embassy in central Berlin would be among the must-see items. A steady stream of news reports on how the Americans had been spying on the German political class, including now three-term Chancellor Angela Merkel, pinpointed the top floor of the embassy.

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