German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that US and UK surveillance activities "sows distrust" among allies in the first address of her third term to parliament. She also accused the two countries of spying not only for security reasons but to gain economic advantages as well.

Chancellor Merkel said that secret services had helped to protect the people from terrorism and crime. However, she added: "But does that make it right for our closest allies, like the United States or Britain, to ac...

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