Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to pack his bags, as tensions over US spying in Germany escalate.
A German newspaper has reported that the Merkel administration exaggerated the possibility of an anti-spy deal with the US in 2013. The government has said it spoke according to what it believed to be true at the time.
The chairman of a German parliamentary inquiry has denied a report that the country's lawmakers leaked secret data about cooperation between US and German spy agencies. However, he said the cooperation was necessary.
More than 400,000 new keywords have been found in German spy agency BND's computers, a German media report says. The findings would further undermine the organization, accused of helping the NSA with surveillance.
One in three Germans have said their trust in the government is shaken. Regardless of the media outrage over the allegations that German intelligence helped the NSA, Angela Merkel wasn't rushing to offer an explanation.