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EU leaders meet as US spying allegations build

Leaders of the European Union's 28 nations will meet in Brussels on Thursday as controversy swirls over allegations the U.S. National Security Agency monitored the cell phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
October 24, 2013

US ambassador to Germany summoned in Merkel mobile row

Germany has summoned the US ambassador in Berlin over claims that the US monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
BBC: October 24, 2013

Pakistani PM to Meet Obama at White House

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit the White House on Wednesday for talks with President Barack Obama. They are expected to focus on the issue of U.S. drone strikes against militants along the Afghan/Pakistan border.
October 23, 2013

Reports US tapped French phones 'false'

US intelligence chief James Clapper has denied reports that US spies recorded data from 70 million phone calls in France in a single 30-day period.
BBC: October 23, 2013

New CNN Poll: GOP House is bad for U.S.

According to the CNN/ORC survey, 54% say it's a bad thing that the GOP controls the House, and more than six in 10 Americans say House Speaker Boehner should be replaced.
CNN: October 21, 2013

Snowden leaks: France summons US envoy over spying claims

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France.
BBC: October 21, 2013

JP Morgan 'faces record $13bn fine'

US banking giant JP Morgan is set for a record $13bn (£8bn) fine to settle investigations into its mortgage-backed securities, US media reports say.
BBC: October 20, 2013

US Shutdown Ends

Congress has put an end to three weeks of drama, deadlock and danger to the global economy as both the House and Senate passed a bill to re-open the federal government
October 17, 2013

US lawmakers work through holiday as debt deadline looms

Key Senate leaders Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell working to overcome obstacles on spending, approve bill to reopen government, raise debt ceiling
October 14, 2013

Former Greek PM says austerity averted disaster

Speaking Downtown on Wednesday night, the former prime minister of Greece defended his austere measures that secured a bailout for his financially crippled country and averted “havoc” in Europe in 2009.
Tribune-Review: October 12, 2013