In the Interview: Thomas Oppermann (SPD), Head of German Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence.
Security authorities view the surveillance of homes and communications indispensable to fight terrorism. Civil rights advocates disagree. The Federal Constitutional Court will now have the last word on the subject.
A hacker group has claimed the US National Security Agency hacked into the global bank payment system known as SWIFT. It says the intelligence agency monitored payments in the Middle East and Latin America.
Turkish Sports Minister Akif Cagatay Kilic has urged German media to adopt a better understanding of the botched coup attempt. The minister ordered confiscation of DW footage last year after an "Conflict Zone" interview.
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