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Brazil`s Rousseff lets Obama off the hook for NSA spying

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:42

President Dilma Rousseff said the Obama administration was not directly responsible for US spying on Brazil and has taken steps toward smoothing over the diplomatic tensions set off by espionage disclosures last year.

Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 21:53

Germany took the dramatic step on Thursday of asking the top US intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two reported cases of suspected US spying.

NSA spied on five Muslim-Americans including Indian-American

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 23:19

The US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI spied on five prominent Muslim-American activists, including an Indian-origin attorney, according to the leaked documents which showed use of objectionable religious slurs against these individuals.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 21:12

Former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has asked for extension of his refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

US says talking to Germany over spy row, but won`t give details

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:39

The United States has had legal and political contacts with Germany over resolving a new spying row, but Tuesday still refused to discuss reports an arrested German man was a CIA double agent.

Germany seeks US explanation over spying charges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 05:09

Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.

9/10 internet users intercepted by NSA were unintended targets

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 14:28

Nine of 10 internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, whose accounts were intercepted by the NSA were not the intended surveillance targets but were caught in a net cast by the US spy agency for somebody else.

US hopes BJP snooping row would not hurt ties with India

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 11:03

Amid a row over reports that the US National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2010, the US hopes it would not impact ties with India.

Internet spying program valuable and effective in US: Watchdog

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 09:56

The internet spying program of the America`s National Security Agency (NSA) is a "valuable and effective tool" in protecting national security, according to a federal independent watchdog whose members are appointed by the US President.

US spying row overshadows McCain`s trip to India

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 16:32

A visit to India by US Senator John McCain on Wednesday was overshadowed by a row over reports that the National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s Bharatiya Janata Party in 2010.

India summons US diplomats, calls snooping on BJP `unacceptable`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 09:25

A day after it came to light that the United States` National Security Agency had been authorised to spy on India`s Bharatiya Janata Party, the government on Wednesday summoned top US diplomats here and raised the issue.

NSA foreign data sweep legal, valuable: Panel

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 08:28

The National Security Agency`s vast data collection program targeting foreign nationals is a largely legal, valuable tool in fighting terrorism, a watchdog panel said Tuesday.