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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Merkel aide denies wrongdoing in German-US spy affair

    Germany's top security official denied any wrongdoing after appearing Thursday before a parliamentary committee over allegations that the country's spy agency acted against national interests in its cooperation with U.S. counterparts. The government...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Germany's US spying habit is hard to break

    "Treason," reads the latest cover of Germany's influential weekly Der Spiegel. Yet, though the latest political scandal involving the U.S. National Security Agency's European spying operations is serious enough to threaten the career of German Interior...

    Austria files criminal complaint over alleged NSA snooping

    Austria is asking for a legal investigation of allegations that the German intelligence service helped the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdrop on the country's political leaders. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said Tuesday her ministry has...

    Reining in the surveillance state

    Reining in the surveillance state
    In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program...