File photo of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) standing in front of a window with a view of the German Parliament building Reichstag during a meeting with German ... more 
File photo of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) standing in front of a window with a view of the German Parliament building Reichstag during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin July 24, 2008. U.S. President Barack Obama knew since 2010 his intelligence service was eavesdropping on German leader Angela Merkel and even asked for more data on her, a newspaper reported October 27, 2013, a day after reports alleged he told her he had had no idea. Citing a U.S. intelligence source familiar with the operation to bug Merkel's phone, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) chief Keith Alexander informed Obama in person about it in 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (GERMANY) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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