German prosecutors are looking into another spying case. Reports say authorities searched the office and home of a man who allegedly passed information to US intelligence.
It's the issue that refuses to go away. In Germany the NSA scandal is not only still powerful enough to derail debates about other transatlantic issues, but it also leads to strange coalitions.
German news magazine Spiegel has reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering extending the military training mission in Afghanistan. The publication quoted members of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee.
Kiev says the leaders of Ukraine and Russia are to meet next week in Italy and will discuss eastern Ukraine's fragile ceasefire and gas supplies for winter. In eastern Ukraine a no-shooting period had been agreed.
For supporters of a close transatlantic bond there was good news at the Aspen Institute's conference on the issue in Berlin. Participants asserted that US-European ties remain essential. But there was also bad news.
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