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 is about to introduce an unprecedented law to regulate what the BND can and cannot do when spying abroad. Journalists' organizations say it must include protections for the press - as other German laws do.
Germans of Turkish origin are being "menaced" in Germany by informers and officers of Turkey's MIT spy agency, according to "Die Welt" newspaper. Bundestag members want a probe into whether German agencies are complicit.
Turkish EU Minister Omer Celik has called on Berlin to shut down German companies with links to cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey's post-coup crackdown has now been widened to include more business leaders.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was spying on a "double-digit" number of EU and NATO governments until 2013, according to a parliamentary committee report. The BND also spied on a German citizen.
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