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.
The German Intelligence Agency (BND) has spied on journalists from the BBC and 'The New York Times,' reported 'Der Spiegel.' Press rights watchdogs have criticized the latest revelations of foul play at the BND.
The Bundestag has heard evidence from the German chancellor about spying on allies by both American and German intelligence services. Despite hours of questioning, no evidence of serious wrongdoing emerged.
The German parliament is asking tough questions about what the Chancellery knew about US spying. Members of Angela Merkel's staff are on the spot this week. Merkel will be questioned on Thursday.
French authorities are questioning the National Front leader's bodyguard and chief of staff over allegations they were illegally paid using EU funds. Le Pen has dismissed the investigation as a vendetta against her.
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