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Spying row: Germany asks senior US intelligence official to leave country

  • In a new low for US-Germany diplomatic relations, Germany has asked a senior American intelligence official to leave the country.

    The move comes after a second German national was caught spying for the US secret services.

    German media reports described the official, who was asked to leave as a CIA “chief of station.”

    A miffed German chancellor, Angela Merkel said that spying on friends and allies was “a waste of energy" in the 21st century.

     


    Tagged as: US, Germany, spying, intelligence official, CIA, secret services, Angela Merkel, world news