The president of the European Parliament has demanded an explanation after fresh intelligence allegations against the US. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency bugged EU institutions.
German politicians have expressed outrage following reports that the German Intelligence Service helped the NSA in spying in Europe. The opposition wants the organization's chief Gerhard Schindler to resign.
Many Western governments turn 'a blind eye' to abuses in Uzbekistan, putting their political or security interests first, Amnesty International has said in a report. Berlin has close military ties with the Asian country.
The US administration has urged Greece to move quickly with negotiations and reach an agreement with the EU on terms for its bailout. A failure could lead to a crisis in the world economy.
The German finance minister has welcomed the possible gas pipeline deal between Russia and Greece. But he expressed skepticism about an agreement on Greece's debt when EU finance ministers meet in Riga next week.