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.
A German newspaper has reported that the Merkel administration exaggerated the possibility of an anti-spy deal with the US in 2013. The government has said it spoke according to what it believed to be true at the time.
The chairman of a German parliamentary inquiry has denied a report that the country's lawmakers leaked secret data about cooperation between US and German spy agencies. However, he said the cooperation was necessary.
Forbes magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the most powerful woman worldwide for the ninth year in a row. US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton came second.
One in three Germans have said their trust in the government is shaken. Regardless of the media outrage over the allegations that German intelligence helped the NSA, Angela Merkel wasn't rushing to offer an explanation.