#AceBreakingNews – GERMANY:June.12: German prosecutors have closed an investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone by the US National Security Agency (NSA). The allegation was based on documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch)
The alleged hack of the German leader’s phone was first reported by the news magazine Spiegel, causing outrage in the country.
In December 2014, after months of investigation, Germany’s top prosecutor Harald Range said the probe had failed to find proof of tapping and that the document published by the media didn’t “come from an NSA database.”