U.S., Germany discuss intelligence cooperation after Merkel affair




 
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U.S., Germany discuss intelligence cooperation after Merkel affair
 
November 8th, 2013  
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Topic: U.S., Germany discuss intelligence cooperation after Merkel affair


U.S., Germany discuss intelligence cooperation after Merkel affair
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After disclosures that the U.S. National Security Agency tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone, Washington and Berlin are discussing new rules to govern dealings between their spy agencies, U.S. and European officials said. Senior German officials, including the chiefs of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, and its domestic security agency, the BfV, met with Obama administration and U.S. intelligence officials last weekend to discuss how to reshape intelligence cooperation. Such a promise would be an unusual step for the United States, but it would be easy for the Obama administration to make because current rules governing the National Security Agency and other U.S. spy agencies already prohibit spying for commercial benefit.




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