The president of the European Parliament has demanded an explanation after fresh intelligence allegations against the US. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency bugged EU institutions.
Germany may send troops to Lithuania to reassure NATO's Eastern European allies, according to media reports. But Berlin is also wary of provoking Russia with a stronger military presence.
Turkey is asking Germany to prosecute a satirist who made fun of its president. No matter how Merkel decides, experts say she can't win. She'll either offend an important diplomatic partner or alienate German supporters.
The message is clear: Freedom of speech and other European values aren't high on President Erdogan's list. But how can he justify oppression and violence? Tim Sebastian interviews Selim Yenel, Turkey's EU ambassador.
German television has deleted the second lyric about Turkish President Recep Erdogan recited by a German satirist. Ankara protested last week about an earlier text as the EU prepared to deport refugees to Turkey.
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