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Hollande calls defence council meeting after US spying reports: Aide

Hollande calls defence council meeting after US spying reports: Aide

 France`s President Francois Hollande will convene a defence council meeting on Wednesday over reports quoting documents leaked by WikiLeaks claiming that the United States wiretapped French leaders, an aide told AFP.

Germany closed its eyes to US spying on European firms: Report

The German chancellor`s office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, the Bild daily said Monday, citing intelligence agency documents.

US spies on mobile phones from the sky: Report

 US justice officials are scooping up mobile phone data from unwitting Americans as part of a sophisticated airborne surveillance program designed to catch criminals, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Edward Snowden wins Sweden's ''Alternative Nobel Prize''

Fugitive US intelligence agent Edward Snowden was jointly awarded a Swedish human rights award on Wednesday.

Reports on US spying of party `serious`, will cross-check: BJP

Stating that reports of spying on BJP by the USA were "serious", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said the government would take up the matter after "cross-checking" the facts.

Israel denies latest charge of spying on US

Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Sunday angrily denied the latest media charge of Israeli spying on its US ally and said that someone was trying to sour bilateral relations.

IBM says it has not given client data to the US government

IBM is one of several U.S. tech companies hit by the growing government spying scandal.

US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

The move "marks the final phase of the privatisation" of the Internet domain system, a statement said.

Edward Snowden could use a trial to showcase spy claims

Should Edward Snowden ever return to the US, he would face criminal charges for leaking information about National Security Agency surveillance programs.

Merkel `will not have to worry` about US spying: Obama

US President Barack Obama said today that he would not let intrusive surveillance undermine his relationship of "friendship and trust" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Barack Obama defends surveillance program, says it keeps nations safe

Acknowledging the need of a system of check and balance to prevent any misuse, US President Barack Obama defended the controversial internet and phone surveillance program arguing that this keeps the nations safe and has prevented terrorist strike.

NSA`s indiscriminate spying `collapsing`: Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he`s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of NSA documents.

US judge says phone surveillance program likely unlawful

The US government`s gathering of Americans` phone records is likely unlawful, a judge ruled on Monday, raising "serious doubts" about the value of the National Security Agency`s so-called metadata counter terrorism program.

White House demands trial for Snowden after amnesty talk

The White House Monday renewed its demand for Edward Snowden to return home to face trial, after a top spy official floated the idea of an amnesty deal to plug his damaging intelligence leaks.

US tech giants launch campaign for NSA reforms

It said US surveillance programs shouldn`t keep American tech companies from operating internationally, including in countries that oppose US access to their citizens` data.

Snowden docs: NSA tracks 5bn cellphones daily, maps relationship patterns

Latest in the series of bombshell reports, the Edward Snowden documents have now revealed that the US agency National Security Agency traces over five billion cellphones everyday.

EU demands protection against US data surveillance

The European Commission called on Tuesday for new protection for Europeans under United States` law against misuse of personal data, in an attempt to keep in check the US surveillance revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

EU urges US legal redress to protect personal data

The EU pressed US politicians Tuesday to give EU citizens the right to legal redress to protect their personal data, after US spying revelations soured ties with major allies.

Norway denies US spying, said it shared intelligence with US

Norway`s intelligence services said it - and not the US National Security Agency, as reported in a Norwegian newspaper - kept records on more than 33 million phone conversations over the space of one month last winter, Oslo said on Tuesday.

US spying claims threaten transatlantic ties: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that transatlantic ties, including the negotiations on a free trade deal, are being tested by the alleged extensive US spying in Germany and Europe.