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Espionage and Intelligence

Germany orders out American as spy charges strain relations

Germany demanded the departure from the country of the top spy at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin on Thursday, dramatizing its deepening unhappiness with reports of U.S. intelligence operations targeting its officials. Following accusations of two cases of U.S. spying, government spokesman Steffen Seibert announced that "the representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the U.S. Embassy has been asked to leave Germany." He said in a statement that the request came against the backdrop of German prosecutors' investigation of the two recent cases, and the questions that were raised earlier about National Security Agency intelligence-gathering. "The government takes...

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