Germany has told the CIA station chief in Berlin to pack his bags, as tensions over US spying in Germany escalate.
An opposition bid to get whistleblower Edward Snowden invited to testify in Berlin before a NSA parliamentary inquiry has been foiled by Germany's top court. It said Germany's Court of Justice should instead decide.
The trio responsible for breaking last year's NSA spying scandal have been honored for defending human rights. Prominent Germans praised the work of Edward Snowden, journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras.
A Russian spy who was jailed in Germany with her husband last year has reportedly been released. Local media is speculating there may have been a prisoner swap deal struck with Moscow.
Berlin has signed an anti-spying deal with BlackBerry, allowing the Canadian phone maker to take over Germany's Secusmart. The encryption software maker outfits government phones, including that of Chancellor Merkel.
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