Correspondent Frederik Blauwhof of the Real News Network filed this report, and will be with us live here online live from Germany to answer reader questions on the German Election results, their consequences, and implications.
|By: normanb Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 18, 2013 9:15 am|
According to a report from the New York Times, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told President Obama that the actions of the NSA reminded her of those done by the notorious East German spy agency, the Stasi. The Stasi were the secret police unit of the East German Communist Party and gained notoriety for their all invasive surveillance tactics, among other things. Merkel grew up in communist-controlled East Germany.
|By: DSWright Monday November 25, 2013 6:45 am|
After decades of hostility the governments of the United States and Iran were able to reach a short term deal on increased monitoring of Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for the United States and its partners relaxing some economic sanctions. The deal between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the so called P5+1 (the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, and C
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:23 pm|
Remember back in 8th grade U.S. History with Mr. O’Neil, the alcoholic football coach who had to teach at least one class to stay on the payroll? He taught you about the Monroe Doctrine (go ahead and check Wikipedia if you have to, but this is gonna be on the test people I kid you not. Bueller, are you paying attention?!?)
|By: Peterr Saturday November 16, 2013 9:13 am|
Last June, President Obama was blunt at a press conference in Berlin: “We do not use Germany as a launching point for unmanned drones to go after, as a part of our anti-terrorism activities.” The Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German Newspaper) and Norddeutsche Rundfunk (North German Radio, which despite the name, is also a television operation) have teamed up to look into this claim, and they beg to differ. A lot.
They ask a lot of tough questions, and turn the cameras on the spies themselves.
|By: David Swanson Friday November 15, 2013 3:30 pm|
Germany had planned to buy a fleet of “Euro Hawk” killer drones — perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.
But something happened on the way to the celestial colosseum.
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:00 am|
How can President Obama give all these public assurances about what the NSA is and is not doing if he is “out of loop”?
|By: DSWright Monday October 28, 2013 6:40 am|
As representatives of the European Union meet with American officials today to discuss reports of NSA spying in France and Germany, another country may want to shortly send a representative. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in one month. This could get awkward.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday October 27, 2013 9:02 am|
German media reports new details related to National Security Agency spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone. Her phone was on a list for monitoring since 2002. President Barack Obama was also apparently briefed by NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander on the program in 2010 and did not stop it.
|By: DSWright Friday October 25, 2013 9:15 am|
After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of which were allies, the question of restraining US spying power became a pressing international issue. Aggrieved countries such as Brazil and Germany are now even turning to the United Nations to rein in the NSA.