Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to pack his bags, as tensions over US spying in Germany escalate.
It's the issue that refuses to go away. In Germany the NSA scandal is not only still powerful enough to derail debates about other transatlantic issues, but it also leads to strange coalitions.
For supporters of a close transatlantic bond there was good news at the Aspen Institute's conference on the issue in Berlin. Participants asserted that US-European ties remain essential. But there was also bad news.
German news magazine Spiegel has reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering extending the military training mission in Afghanistan. The publication quoted members of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee.
The US State Department's cyber issues head talks about efforts to rebuild trust between Berlin and the US. He tells DW why Russia's Internet policy is a problem and why he's skeptical about an Internet bill of rights.
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