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.
France, Germany and Britain are the EU countries with the largest contingent of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, according to new data from the first Munich Security Report. Even more fighters stem from Russia.
EU sanctions against Russia are to remain in place until December and expand in scope, according to a draft statement from EU foreign ministers obtained by reporters. This comes as violence in eastern Ukraine increases.
The leading German computer club has rejected EU anti-terror plans to tap online chatter, instead calling for all online communication to be encrypted. Politicians, meanwhile, are seeking ways to read encoded messages.
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.
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