Breaking News Headlines: Report: U.S. Taps Half-billion German Phone, Internet Links in Month

The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret U.S. documents quoted by a German newsmagazine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up four days of shuttle diplomacy on a positive note, saying he had considerably narrowed the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians and that the resumption of negotiations could be "within reach." At least 16 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in a busy area in northwest Pakistan.
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