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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and France's President Francois Hollande attend a European Union leaders summit in Brussels October 24, 2013. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Germany demands U.S. answers over Merkel bugging

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By Noah Barkin and Madeline Chambers

BERLIN, (Reuters) - An outraged Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador for the first time in living memory on Thursday over suspicions Washington bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone, in the worst spat between the close allies in a decade.

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