Germany Boots CIA Station Chief Over Spying Scandals

By: Friday July 11, 2014 5:34 am

The German government appears to have reached the breaking point over US espionage in the country and has now ejected the CIA Station Chief in Berlin – a move generally not done by friendly nations and represents a considerable deterioration of US-German relations. Earlier this year it was revealed by Edward Snowden that the NSA [...]

Secret Recording Reveals Polish Foreign Minister Thinks US Alliance Is ‘Worthless,’ ‘Bullshit’

By: Monday June 23, 2014 7:28 am

Murzyńskość = Négritude – Wikipedia, wolna encyklopedia http://t.co/MGKgnUujFE — Radosław Sikorski (@sikorskiradek) June 22, 2014 Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, in an unguarded, candid, and theoretically private conversation revealed he thinks the Polish-American alliance is “bullshit.” A secret recording of Minister Sikorski talking to Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski reportedly contains audio of Sikorski saying [...]

German Chancellor Told President Obama NSA Were ‘Like Stasi’

By: Wednesday December 18, 2013 7:23 am

Tell us what you really think. 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 [...]

Short-Term Iran Nuclear Deal Struck

By: Monday November 25, 2013 5:31 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 [...]

Conflicting Reports On Who Knew About NSA Spying Program

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:20 am

On the heels of protests in Washington over an out of control surveillance state came a batch of new stories on NSA spying abroad. Spain and now Italy have been added to the list of friendly nations and governments the NSA spied on. One aspect of the controversy that remains unresolved is whether President Obama [...]

NSA Spying Scandal Spreads To Spain

By: Monday October 28, 2013 5:56 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. The U.S. National [...]

Countries Turn To United Nations To Restrain NSA

By: Friday October 25, 2013 7:36 am

After news broke that the US government was monitoring the calls of at least 35 world leaders, many of whom 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. Both [...]

German Chancellor Confronts President Obama About NSA Spying on Her Cellphone

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 7:48 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded answers from President Obama after learning the NSA had been spying on her cell phone. The allegation arose from reports by Der Spiegel, Germany’s paper of record. Merkel said the spying would be a “breach of trust” and threaten the good relationship between the United States and Germany. Apparently those [...]

Greece Passes Yet Another Round of Austerity

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 10:00 am

With all the talk of elections and realignments and the like, it’s good to know that there’s still some things out there you can depend on. Like Greek politicians ignoring the people as well as economic reality and cutting their budget once again. Lawmakers in Greece have narrowly backed a fresh round of austerity measures, [...]

Germany Seeks to Strip National Sovereignty from Eurozone Members

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:27 pm

The EU will hold one of its regular summits, and the participants are all patting themselves on the back because they don’t believe they have an immediate near-term crisis to deal with. Except they do. That crisis isn’t about whether or not Spain will accept a bailout (the Spanish government is reluctant, because they would [...]

Spain Could Agree to a “Credit Line” Rather Than A Bailout

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 10:45 am

Markets in the US and Europe rose today on this Financial Times story, suggesting that Spain would submit to a bailout request. The stabilization of sovereign debt yields in Spain as well as the anti-austerity forces threatening the political class raised hopes that Spain would not take this step. And it’s still a very dicey [...]

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