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Klaus Scharioth, Berlin’s former ambassador to the US, tells DW why Germany’s expulsion of the top CIA official was right and why the current crisis is the biggest challenge yet for transatlantic ties.
The rebuilding of trust between Europe and the US after the NSA revelations did not happen in Munich. Europeans should now take a different path to push Washington into reforming the NSA, says DW's Michael Knigge.
The German media has voiced outrage at the NSA's alleged spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. But editorials also criticized her for previously having played down the broader eavesdropping scandal.
In Europe, criticism of Israel's actions in Gaza is slowly picking up steam. In the US, however, public opinion is still very much pro-Israel. DW talked to former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat about the sentiment there.
The EU's Special Investigative Task Force said it has evidence to file an indictment against former senior officials of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. They are accused of violating international humanitarian law.
A giant fuel depot is burning in Tripoli. Western countries have evacuated their embassies and are getting their citizens out of the country. The international community seems helpless in the face of a looming civil war.
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An Israeli-Gazan ceasefire seems remote after Israel's heaviest bombardment in a three-week war and Hamas' rejection of the truce call. Shelling has wrecked the enclave's sole power plant. Medics reported 109 more dead.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been living in Russia for nearly one year. Now German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has suggested he go back to the US, sparking outrage among left-wing politicians.
Ratings agency Moody's has slashed the credit rating of Germany's biggest lender. It said it wasn't convinced Deutsche Bank would return to higher profits, as expressed in the bank's latest earnings report.
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