Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to pack his bags, as tensions over US spying in Germany escalate.
The German government was quick to announce plans to widen data retention against terrorism in response to this month's attacks in Paris. But Berlin already collects far more telecom metadata than many suspected.
German leaders have united in mourning former President Richard von Weizsäcker, who has died at the age of 94 in Berlin. Weizsäcker's stint as head of state saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification.
British intelligence agency GCHQ reportedly spied on journalists across a number of news organizations. The evidence stems from information former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked to the British daily The Guardian.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered Russia negotiations with the EU on the "possibilities of cooperation in a joint trade area." In return, Berlin expects "a comprehensive resolution" of the conflict in Ukraine.
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