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´Double agent´ arrested in
Germany for passing information
on NSA inquiry to the US

Independent, by Lizzie Dearden

Original Article

Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/5/2014 3:37:23 PM

An alleged spy has been arrested in Germany accused of passing the US information from a committee looking into NSA activities. It has heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries following allegations in the Edward Snowden leaks that the US electronic spy agency tapped Angela Merkel’s phone along with wider surveillance of German citizens. The German government has not denied reports by Der Spiegel and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the suspected spy was a double agent and worked for Germany´s foreign intelligence service, the BND.

      


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´Double agent´ arrested in
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Independent, by Lizzie Dearden    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/5/2014 3:37:23 PM     Post Reply
An alleged spy has been arrested in Germany accused of passing the US information from a committee looking into NSA activities. It has heightened diplomatic tensions between the two countries following allegations in the Edward Snowden leaks that the US electronic spy agency tapped Angela Merkel’s phone along with wider surveillance of German citizens. The German government has not denied reports by Der Spiegel and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the suspected spy was a double agent and worked for Germany´s foreign intelligence service, the BND.

   

 

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