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 ]

HuntingáAmerican Spooks: Germany Prepares Further Spying Clampdown

HuntingáAmerican 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 oráRussia?

Germany's Choice: Will It Be America oráRussia?

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 RenÚ 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 ]

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 09, 2014

A year after revelations of the NSA's wide scale spying activities first emerged, the arrest of an employee at the German foreign intelligence service, suspected of being a double agent, is testing the limits of Berlin's patience with Washington. By SPIEGEL Staff 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 J÷rg Schindler more... Comment ]

Obama Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

Obama Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 30, 2014

Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a SPIEGEL interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]