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US envoy to Germany says no laws broken in spy affair

US ambassador to Germany, John Emerson speaks with journalists at the US Embassy in Berlin, October 31, 2013The US ambassador to Berlin said Thursday that he is unaware of any illegal activity linked to US espionage operations that have sparked a major rift in transatlantic ties. John Emerson was asked by German public broadcaster ZDF about reports that the National Security Agency conducted mass surveillance of German communications including tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone over several years.