China adopts counterespionage law to beef up national security

China on Saturday adopted a new counterespionage law to beef up its national security by granting sweeping powers to security agencies in the backdrop of revelations of cyber-snooping by US NSA Contractor Edward Snowden.

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.

`Great American ear` eavesdropped on Pope, Vatican: Italian magazine

In the newest claim among the torrent of revelations on US spying saga, an Italian magazine reported that the National Security Agency "wiretapped on Pope".

US urged to tighten privacy laws to rebuild trust

The US needs to tighten privacy laws to rebuild trust, damaged during the National Security Agency (NSA) eavesdropping scandal, as the issue has already put Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations in jeopardy, an EU official has said.

France, Spain handed over phone records to NSA: Report

Electronic spying on French and Spanish phone records was carried out by those countries` intelligence services and not by the National Security Agency, a media report said on Tuesday.

Greece spied on US ambassadors, says ex-minister

Greece spied on at least two US ambassador, a former Greek foreign affairs minister Theodoros Pangalos revealed Tuesday, amid talks that the American embassy in Athens houses a surveillance centre.

US spy chiefs face Congress amid spying rift with Europe

Top US intelligence officials appeared at a congressional hearing on Tuesday amid a public uproar that has expanded from anger over the National Security Agency collecting the phone and email records of Americans to spying on European allies.

`White House approved spying on allies`

If US spying on key foreign leaders was news to the White House, current and former officials said, then White House officials have not been reading their briefing books.

NSA spying: Is Angela Merkel a terrorist? Glenn Greenwald asks US

The journalist who exposed the leaks made by Edward Snowden, said that American spying was "economic espionage" and done in order to seek "political power".

US spy chiefs to face Congress as surveillance review announced

In a bid to cool down the increasing global outrage over the NSA surveillance, the White House has admitted that there were "constraints" needed to be exercised on the data gathering practices by the US intelligence.

`Pak`s halfway measures won`t work with terrorists`

The US should make Pak understand that "halfway measures" with terrorists would not work.

US NSA meets Chidambaram

US National Security Adviser
James Jones today met Home Minister P Chidambaram and is
understood to have discussed issues relating to anti-terror
cooperation between India and America.

African Union leaders meet US national security adviser

Senior African Union officials met US National Security Advisor General Jim Jones at the White House to discuss increased cooperation between the United States and their organisation.