President Barack Obama has promised to overhaul the US' surveillance programs. There have been mixed reactions in Germany.
The former president warned that Trump is "a symptom, not the cause" of divisive US politics. He accused his successor of "capitalizing on resentments."
The UK's mass surveillance program, exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden, violates free speech and privacy, the court ruled. However, judges didn't come down as hard on intelligence agencies as some might have hoped.
Washington will sanction and prosecute ICC judges who open an investigation into US war crimes in Afghanistan, said a top official. In November, the ICC chief prosecutor requested a probe into criminal action by the US.
Vienna has demanded an explanation from Berlin over reports that Germany's BND agency spied on nearly 2,000 targets in Austria between 1999 and 2006. Austrian media said embassies were among the targets.
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