Angela Merkel en EU Officials Question Kerry On 'Unacceptable' Spying Claims U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is hearing from European allies who are upset with recent reports that the U.S. has spied on its friends. The European Union's top diplomat asked Kerry about the reports at a security conference Monday. Other officials say the case could <a href="">derail talks on free trade</a>.<p>Allegations that the U.S. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46531 at EU Officials Question Kerry On 'Unacceptable' Spying Claims What's Germany's Leadership Role In Europe? Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Now, as we've been reporting elsewhere in the program, President Obama is in Europe this week for the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. On Tuesday, he heads to Germany to meet with German chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany is the EU's powerhouse. Its economic success has given the country political power, in part, because it's the region's biggest lender.<p>Now, despite that power Germany is reluctant to become a leader in the EU and that's hampering broader efforts to solve the region's ongoing economic crisis. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:16:00 +0000 45911 at 'I Liked It,' Putin Says Of Protest By Topless Women At a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, on Monday, three women protesters got quite close to Russian President Vladimir Putin before stripping off their blouses and shouting expletives at the Russian leader.<p>Putin, who was joined at the fair by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, later sarcastically thanked the women for calling the news media's attention to the gathering.<p>"As to this action, I liked it," Putin said, according to a German translator. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:09:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 42607 at 'I Liked It,' Putin Says Of Protest By Topless Women Cyprus Scrambles For 'Plan B' Bailout Cypriot politicians are busy trying to come up with an alternative plan to raise the cash needed to stave off a collapse of its banking sector after they <a href="">unanimously rejected an international bailout package</a> that would have imposed a levy on the nation's savings accounts.<p>Here's a quick look at some of Wednesday's developments:<p>-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she <a href=" Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 41784 at Cyprus Scrambles For 'Plan B' Bailout In Greece, Protests Greet Germany's Angela Merkel <a href="">As the BBC puts it</a>, Greece felt like two different places today: On the one had you had an "amicable and symbolic" state visit by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and on the other hand, you had tens of thousands of protesters gathered across Athens who weren't too happy to see her.<p>If you don't remember, Greece has been pressured into strict austerity measures by other European countries like Germany, who have said if the country doesn't get its fiscal house in order, it wouldn't receive any more bailout money. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:33:00 +0000 34815 at In Greece, Protests Greet Germany's Angela Merkel