Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying

Nov 19, 2013

Stasi legacy gives Germans different view on NSA spying

German officials have been quick to ascribe the fury of their citizens over U.S. spying to their own history with the excesses of the surveillance state. But victims of the fearsome communist East German secret police say: not so fast. Allegations that the National ...

Nov 3, 2013

U.S., Germany reportedly reach agreement not to snoop on each other

Germany and the United States are to strike a two-way deal not to spy on each other in the wake of the diplomatic furore sparked by National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden’s revelations, a German newspaper reported. A delegation of German chancellery and ...

Obama unaware as U.S. spied on Merkel: officials

Oct 28, 2013

Obama unaware as U.S. spied on Merkel: officials

The imbroglio over the tapping of Angela Merkel’s phone deepened Sunday, after a U.S. denial that President Barack Obama was informed years ago of electronic surveillance of the German chancellor. As a sense of betrayal spread in European capitals about spying activities conducted on ...

Obama 'aware of Merkel spying since 2010': media

Oct 27, 2013

Obama 'aware of Merkel spying since 2010': media

U.S. President Barack Obama was personally informed of phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday as a damaging espionage scandal widened. Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted U.S. intelligence sources as saying that ...

Merkel says eavesdropping case has shattered allies' trust in Washington

Oct 25, 2013

Merkel says eavesdropping case has shattered allies' trust in Washington

European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship. The latest revelations that ...

German leader calls Obama about alleged cellphone tapping

Oct 24, 2013

German leader calls Obama about alleged cellphone tapping

Furious German officials said Wednesday that U.S. intelligence agencies may have been monitoring German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone, creating a fresh diplomatic headache for President Barack Obama after a week in which other close allies condemned his administration over allegations of other spying misdeeds. ...