A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is 'Partner and Target' for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 31, 2014

Documents from the archive of whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal wide-scale spying against Turkey by America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ. They also show the US worked closely with Ankara to battle Kurdish separatists. By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

Keeping Spies Out: Germany Ratchets Up Counterintelligence Measures

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 22, 2014

Officials in Berlin were long in denial that their closest allies were spying on Germany. Now, ministries are undertaking measures to improve security and counterintelligence. They're anticipating frosty relations with the US for some time to come. more... Comment ]

Hunting American Spooks: Germany Prepares Further Spying Clampdown

Hunting American Spooks: Germany Prepares Further Spying Clampdown

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2014

The latest revelations of US spying on Germany have unleashed unprecedented levels of distrust in Berlin. The government has already expelled the CIA's chief here and may soon be planning additional measures as it seeks answers from Washington. more... Comment ]

Retaliation for Spying: Germany Asks CIA Official to Leave Country

Retaliation for Spying: Germany Asks CIA Official to Leave Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2014

In what amounts to a diplomatic earthquake, Berlin has asked the country's top CIA official to leave Germany. The measures comes in response to the second allegation in a week of a German government employee spying for the US. more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Hillary Clinton: 'Surveillance on Merkel's Phone Was Absolutely Wrong'

SPIEGEL Interview with Hillary Clinton: 'Surveillance on Merkel's Phone Was Absolutely Wrong'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2014

In an interview, Hillary Clinton discusses the growing gap between the rich and poor that threatens democracy, Americans' discontent with politics, her regrets over NSA spying on Chancellor Merkel's mobile phone and her potential presidential candidacy. Interview Conducted By Marc Hujer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'

NSA Experts: 'National Security Has Become a State Religion'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 04, 2014

In a SPIEGEL interview, Edward Snowden's lawyer, Jesselyn Radack, and former NSA contractor Thomas Drake discuss the reasons behind the American spying agency's obssession with collecting data. Interview Conducted By Sven Becker, Marcel Rosenbach and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Merkel's Mobile: Germany Launches Investigation into NSA Spying

Merkel's Mobile: Germany Launches Investigation into NSA Spying

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2014

After extensive review, Germany's federal prosecutor has announced he is launching formal investigative proceedings into allegations that the NSA monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. The claims have burdened trans-Atlantic relations for months. By Hubert Gude, Jörg Schindler and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

Snowden's Lawyer: 'Mutually Agreed Solution with US Would Be Most Sensible'

Snowden's Lawyer: 'Mutually Agreed Solution with US Would Be Most Sensible'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 28, 2014

Is it still possible that whistleblower Edward Snowden will testify in Berlin? His German attorney Wolfgang Kaleck, 53, says it is. In an interview with SPIEGEL, he also discusses negotiations over Snowden's possible return to the US. Interview Conducted by Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

'Risks': Snowden's Lawyer Expresses Concerns about Testimony

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2014

Speculation has been brewing for weeks over whether Edward Snowden will testify against the NSA from Moscow or Germany. In a letter to a parliamentary investigative committee, his lawyer has said he will advise his client against speaking in Russia. By Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

NSA Probe: Can Snowden Be Questioned in Germany?

NSA Probe: Can Snowden Be Questioned in Germany?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2014

The head of a parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying scandal, Patrick Sensburg, is critical of proposals to bring Edward Snowden into the country -- but he's exploring his options. He spoke to SPIEGEL about what that means. Interview Conducted By Hubert Gude and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]