Bruno Kahl will replace Gerhard Schindler as the head of the foreign intelligence service, the BND. Schindler was unexpectedly removed from his post following pressure from the chancellor's office.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
The chancellor's office has named Bruno Kahl as the new head of Germany's foreign intelligence service. The current BND president is being unexpectedly sent into early retirement.
A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report is more than 1,800 pages long but contains little consensus.
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