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Germany expels top US intelligence officer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, welcomes the Prime Minster of Moldova Iurie Leanca, right, with military honors at the chancellery in Berlin July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN: A lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says the German government has asked the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country.

The move comes in response to two reported cases of suspected U.S. spying in Germany and the year-long spat over reported NSA spying in Germany.

Clemens Binniger, who chairs the parliamentary committee that oversees the intelligence services, told reporters Thursday that "the government has asked the representative of the U.S. intelligence agencies in Germany to leave the country as a reaction to the ongoing failure to help resolve the various allegations, starting with the NSA and up to the latest incidents."

 

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