espionage site.news_by_theme

Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM
Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday after meeting with US President Barack Obama that Spain had received a "satisfactory" explanation of reports that American spies bugged European leaders' phones.

Spain satisfied with US explanation on NSA spying: PM
U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. ©Reuters/Grigory Dukor
Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row

President Barack Obama invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington on Wednesday, hoping to mend fences after a row provoked by revelations of US eavesdropping on her cellphone.

Obama invites Merkel to Washington after phone-tap row
Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press
Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press

Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia and faces US espionage charges, on Sunday lauded Brazil's vibrant democracy.

Snowden in charm offensive in Brazil's press
©Reuters/Mark Blinch
Canada let NSA spy on G20, G8 summits: report

Canada allowed America's National Security Agency to spy on G20 talks in Toronto in 2010 and at the G8 summit days earlier, according to documents cited by public broadcaster CBC.

Canada let NSA spy on G20, G8 summits: report
Demonstrators hold signs supporting fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
No clemency for Snowden says Obama aide, US lawmakers

A senior White House aide and top US lawmakers on Sunday rejected intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's request for clemency following his disclosures of widespread government surveillance.

No clemency for Snowden says Obama aide, US lawmakers
Snowden wants to help German probe, testify in US
Snowden wants to help German probe, testify in US

Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is ready to assist a German probe into US spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel but also wants to talk directly to the US Congress, a German lawmaker who met the fugitive said Friday.

Snowden wants to help German probe, testify in US
In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry
In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said for the first time Thursday that in some cases, US spying has gone too far, amid a row with Europe over the matter.

In some cases, US spying 'has reached too far': Kerry
Martin Nesirky, United Nations spokesman. ©Reuters/Carlo Allegri
US gives no spying guarantee to UN: spokesman

The US government has guaranteed the UN that it is not intercepting its secret communications, a spokesman said Wednesday while not being drawn on reports of past spying.

US gives no spying guarantee to UN: spokesman
US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row
US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row

US espionage chiefs turned the tables on European allies in the transatlantic spat over intercepted phone records, saying in many cases it was European agencies -- not the NSA -- that gathered and shared them with America.

US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row
US denies Obama knew of Merkel spying
US denies Obama knew of Merkel spying

The imbroglio over the tapping of Angela Merkel's phone deepened Sunday, after a US denial that President Barack Obama was informed years ago of electronic surveillance of the German chancellor.

US denies Obama knew of Merkel spying
Michael Morrell. Photo courtesy of 911blogger.com
Snowden's leaks most serious in US history: ex-CIA official

Leaks from Edward Snowden have helped America's adversaries and represent the most serious breach of classified information in US history.

Snowden's leaks most serious in US history: ex-CIA official
Photo courtesy of globe-one.com
Germany, Brazil want UN privacy resolution

Germany and Brazil are working on a UN General Assembly resolution to highlight international anger at US data snooping in other countries.

Germany, Brazil want UN privacy resolution
©Reuters/Pichi Chuang
'Internal error' downs NSA website: official

The National Security Agency's website went down for several hours Friday, but the US spy service known for hacking into computer networks blamed the outage on a technical mistake.

'Internal error' downs NSA website: official
©Reuters/Kacper Pempel/Files
NSA eavesdropped on 35 world leaders: report

US spies eavesdropped on the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after White House, Pentagon and State Department officials gave them the numbers.

NSA eavesdropped on 35 world leaders: report
France, Germany push for new rules in spy game
France, Germany push for new rules in spy game

France and Germany pushed Friday for Washington to agree rules for the spy game after damaging revelations the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.

France, Germany push for new rules in spy game
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©Reuters/Francois Lenoir
Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit

European immigration and a row over US eavesdropping are set to dominate an EU leaders' summit beginning in Brussels, after a deadly shipwreck off Italy shocked the continent.

Immigration and US spying row gatecrash EU summit
Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone
Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded answers from President Barack Obama after learning US spies may have monitored her phone.

Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone
Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end
Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end

Mexico ordered an investigation into allegations that the US spied on the emails of its president and his predecessor, the latest diplomatic wrangle stemming from America's intelligence-gathering efforts.

Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end
Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who first published the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino
All Latin American countries spied on by US: Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian reporter who broke many of the recent stories about secret US surveillance programs, claimed that all Latin American countries had been spied on by Washington.

All Latin American countries spied on by US: Greenwald
US hit by new spying row amid anger in France, Mexico
US hit by new spying row amid anger in France, Mexico

The US has become embroiled in a new row over its controversial spying programme as allies France and Mexico condemned revelations Washington tapped millions of phonecalls and hacked into leaders' emails.

US hit by new spying row amid anger in France, Mexico