Merkel says US must work to rebuild trust after NSA spying. Opposition calls for suspension of EU-US free trade talks during Bundestag debate on Snowden revelations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has apologized for mistakes in the handling of the controversy over ex-intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen. She says the coalition will now focus on "solving people's problems."
The German chancellor needs her junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats, to govern, but the row over Germany's spy chief has opened old wounds in that party. Could an SPD meltdown spell the end of the Merkel era?
Angela Merkel's governing coalition has decided to sack its controversial head of domestic intelligence by transfering him to a higher post. With no successor on the horizon, the move has drawn jeers around the country.
Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, allegedly passed on sensitive data from a report to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). The spy chief has already faced calls to resign.
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