Latest reports suggest even Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was tapped by the US NSA spy agency. And two thirds of companies here are wide open to cyber espionage. Perhaps the scandal could spur a boom for the IT security industry.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gets a warm welcome in China, while Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has to deal with an increasingly abrasive United States. These are testing times for Germany, says DW's Fabian von der Mark.
Germany is rolling out the red carpet for Recep Tayyip Erdogan's state visit, even as the Turkish president brazenly demands that Berlin extradite his critics. It's a preposterous state of affairs, DW's Jens Thurau says.
Germany has decided against launching a formal inquiry into accusations of NSA espionage in the country. Revelations by Edward Snowden do not provide "concrete evidence" for the offense, prosecutors said.
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