NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 13, 2014

In 2013, SPIEGEL reported on the tapping of chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the NSA. Now the case is back in the news following the German federal prosecutor's efforts to publicly undermine SPIEGEL's credibility. By Rüdiger Ditz more... Comment ]

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

War on Whistleblowers: Berlin Gets Serious in the Search for Moles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 01, 2014

The German government has had enough of reading about state secrets in the media. SPIEGEL has learned that officials are now preparing to file a criminal complaint against unknown persons and has undertaken other efforts to identify moles as well. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 14, 2014

According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices. In pursuing that goal, they have broken into networks belonging to Deutsche Telekom. By Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Christian Grothoff more... Video | Comment ]

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 ]

Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends

Targeting Turkey: How Germany Spies on Its Friends

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2014

For more than a year now, German officials have criticized the US for the NSA's mass spying on Europeans and even Chancellor Angela Merkel. Now, embarrassing revelations show that Germany has inadvertently spied on Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and has also deliberately targeted Turkey. By SPIEGEL Staff 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 ]

German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister: 'Further Escalation Not Out of the Question' in Ukraine

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2014

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier calls the downing of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine "appalling" in an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE. He also discusses the flare-up in the Middle East and US espionage in Germany. Interview Conducted by Roland Nelles and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

The Buzz in Berlin: Is Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

The Buzz in Berlin: Is Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2014

Angela Merkel turns 60 this week and is celebrating the pinnacle of her political career, highly popular and uncontested in office. Still, many in her cabinet and party believe she will step down as chancellor before her current term ends. By Nikolaus Blome 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 ]

Germany's Choice: Will It Be America or Russia?

Germany's Choice: Will It Be America or Russia?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2014

For decades, Germany's position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the US. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow? By Markus Feldenkirchen, Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister 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 ]