Tapped Phones and Stopped Clocks

Steve Evans explores the unwelcome historical resonances of alleged NSA mobile-phone bugging in Germany - and reveals at least some details of Chancellor Merkel's texting habit. On the West Bank, Marijke Peters explains why some Israeli and Palestinian neighbours have spent the last month even further separated - by an hour's time difference, decided on by political fiat. So was that morning meeting really set for 6 or 7 am? It depends whose watch you're checking...

Presenter: Pascale Harter
Producer: Polly Hope
PHOTO: Christopher Furlong / AFP/Getty Images

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11 minutes

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Tue 29 Oct 2013 20:50 GMT

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