From Spiegel: German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back on Tuesday at NATO allies that have criticized the air strike Germany ordered on two hijacked fuel tankers in Afghanistan last Friday, saying Germany would not tolerate accusations before a full investigation had been conducted.

In a speech to parliament, Merkel pledged an extensive probe and said nothing would be glossed over. But she added: “We won’t accept prejudgments. I won’t tolerate that from anyone, in this country or abroad.” She said she had made that “very unmistakably” clear to NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. (photo: DPA)