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CIA puts on hold all spying operations in Western Europe

The CIA’s European Division has halted its operations in Western Europe in response to several spying scandals in Germany and the continent’s negative reaction to the revelations of spying by the National Security Agency on European leaders and citizens.

Another Israeli Hermes Drone Shot Down

An Israeli Hermes drone crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport on Wednesday, the second such loss in less than three days after another Israeli pilotless drone of the same model was shot down by Iranian troops in the Central parts of the country.

Turkey demands that Germany should 'stop spying on us'

Turkey said it summoned the German ambassador on Monday to demand an explanation for reports that Berlin has been spying on the country for years.

Israel Flagged as Top Spy Threat to U.S. in New Snowden/NSA Document

Israel was singled out in 2007 as a top espionage threat against the U.S. government, including its intelligence services, in a newly published National Security Agency (NSA) document obtained by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, according to a news report Monday.

US spy plane violates Swedish airspace to escape Russia jets

A US Air Force spy plane has reportedly violated Swedish airspace twice in order to escape Russian fighter jets.

Netanyahu said to have offered Lewinsky tapes for Pollard

Israel attempted to use tapes of former US president Bill Clinton’s steamy conversations with intern Monica Lewinsky to leverage the release of Jonathan Pollard, a new book on the Clinton family’s political enterprises has claimed. In the book, titled “Clinton Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine,” author Daniel Halper relies on on-the-record interviews with former officials together with a close analysis of documents termed “the Monica Files” to paint a salacious – and uncomplimentary – picture of one of the most prominent political families in the United States.

Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries

US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.

US critical of German handling of spy row

The United States on Friday hinted at displeasure with Germany over its handling of a spying row, which saw the CIA chief in Berlin thrown out of the country.

'Enough!' Germans say to latest US spy scandal

Germany's relations with the United States reeled further on Monday over new spying allegations, with commentators demanding a tough response to the reported US purchase of classified documents from a German double-agent.

German agent 'spying for US'

Media reports on Friday said that an employee of Germany's foreign intelligence service is suspected of spying for Washington on a parliamentary panel probing US surveillance.

New book claims Israel spied on Bill Clinton

According to a new book about to hit the shelves in the UK, Israel eavesdropped on phone conversations between US president Bill Clinton and the late Syrian leader Hafez Assad during sensitive peace negotiations between Israel and Syria in 1999.

Big Brother USA's spy charges are absurd - China Voice

As the most notorious surveillance country, the U.S. indictment of Chinese military officers seems almost insolent in a world still reeling at the scope of the U.S. spy network.

US State Department won’t deny Israeli spying reports

The US Department of State has refused to deny recent reports which said Israel’s espionage activities in the United States have “crossed red lines.”

NSA embedded surveillance tools within exported US computer hardware

While the United States has warned against buying Chinese routers due to surveillance concerns, a new book about the Edward Snowden revelations states America has been intercepting and tinkering with routers intended for foreign customers.

Israel denies spying on US

Israeli Minister of International Relations, Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz on Saturday denied vehemently a Newsweek report that Israel is involved in massive spying activities against the US.

Israel’s Aggressive Spying in the U.S. Mostly Hushed Up

When White House national security advisor Susan Rice’s security detail cleared her Jerusalem hotel suite for bugs and intruders Tuesday night, they might’ve had in mind a surprise visitor to Vice President Al Gore’s room 16 years ago this week: a spy in an air duct.

Israeli spy hid in US vice president’s bathroom

A new report shows that 16 years ago an Israeli spy hid in an air duct in the hotel room of the vice president of the United States at the time but US officials quickly hushed up the incident after they learned about it.

German parliament to question Snowden

Germany's parliamentary committee investigating the NSA spying scandal in the country intends to call whistleblower Edward Snowden as a witness, it said on Thursday.

US fears mounting Israeli espionage

There are fears in the United States that admitting Israel into the country’s Visa Waiver Program would facilitate espionage activities by the Zionist regime in Washington.

Head of German NSA probe's resignation prompts questions

Speculation is rising about why the head of the parliamentary committee investigating NSA spying in Germany quit on Wednesday. The opposition claims he was pushed in an attempt to avoid souring relations with the US.

Merkel denied access to own NSA file

US spy bosses have ignored a request from Chancellor Angela Merkel to look at her secret service file, according to reports on Wednesday. It came as the chairman of the committee investigating NSA spying in Germany resigned.

NSA carried out 300 reports on Merkel

The US National Security Agency's vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel has reported, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

'Bundestag should be searched for bugs' - cyber security experts

The German parliament should be thoroughly searched for security leaks and bugs, government cyber security experts will recommend on Thursday.

Facebook to buy company that makes solar-powered drones

Facebook is expanding from the cyberworld to out of this world. Facebook is buying drone-making company Titan Aeronautics for $60 million, according to TechCrunch. Titan Aeronautics makes near-orbital, solar-powered drones that can hover in space for up to five years.

Facebook to buy company that makes solar-powered drones

US stepping up spying on Russia over Ukraine

The United States is stepping up its intelligence and surveillance operations against Russia in order to get “inside the Russian decision making cycle” regarding the situation in Ukraine.

No guarantee NSA will stop spying on Germany or Merkel

Barack Obama's recent ban on monitoring Angela Merkel's communications had forced the NSA to turn to other sources of European data. Reports say the agency has switched to spying on hundreds of German officials - including the interior minister.

'No guarantee NSA will stop spying on Germany or Merkel'

France and US reconcile over NSA spying scandal

On the occasion of President François Hollande's visit to the US, he and American President Barack Obama said on Tuesday they have settled differences over digital spying efforts revealed by leaker Edward Snowden.

US ambassador: Merkel phone tap was stupid

The US ambassador admitted on Tuesday the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone by US security services was “stupid”. He was speaking minutes before it emerged the phone of Merkel’s predecessor was also targeted.

Swiss government tightens computer security amid NSA spying concerns

Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored.

NSA 'tapped Gerhard Schröder's phone too'

US intelligence spied on former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from 2002, when he was leading European opposition to the Iraq invasion, it was reported on Tuesday, adding fuel to a row over spying on incumbent Angela Merkel.

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