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.
The German magazine Focus says Britain has threatened to cease cooperation with Germany's BND intelligence service. The BND in turn has been accused by a Berlin inquiry panel of withholding documents.
Amnesty International's annual report has condemned the international response to the world's humanitarian disasters. 2014 also saw the highest number of displaced people in 70 years.
Thousands of people have held a rally in the Greek capital, Athens, to call for an end to austerity measures imposed by foreign creditors. The protests came ahead of Monday's crucial eurozone talks on Greece's debt.
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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