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The respected news magazine "Spiegel" has reported that Germany's BND spied both on international police agencies and media outlets for years. The latest revelations come as a result of another spy scandal in the US.
The nature of the suspect arrested in the case of the bomb attacks on the Dortmund team bus has surprised almost everyone. For DW's Jefferson Chase, it's an example of how snap judgements about terrorism are often wrong.