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Focus magazine reported on Thursday that top spies at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are concerned that the Bundestag’s (German parliament) inquiry into the NSA could uncover secrets about how they cooperate with their German allies.


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Russian President Putin, German Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande will discuss concrete steps to resolve Ukrainian internal crisis that has deteriorated significantly in recent weeks.

“I confirm that there are planned talks for tomorrow between [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel, and [French President Francois] Hollande, during which the heads of the three states will discuss what the three states can do concretely in order to bring an end to the civil war in eastern Ukraine, which has considerably worsened over the last few days and has brought about numerous victims,” Peskov told RIA Novosti.

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Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a “propagandist,” an editor of a major German daily has said that he personally planted stories for the CIA.

“Saying he believes a medical condition gives him only a few years to live, and that he is filled with remorse, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, the editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers, said in an interview that he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name. Ulfkotte said the aim of much of the deception was to drive nations toward war.”


Let’s draw a line under the Holocaust, say Germans: 80% want to put the ‘history of persecution of the Jews behind them’ 

  • Study was conducted to gauge current German-Israeli relations
  • Results come ahead of Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
  • In Israel less than one in four people wanted to draw line under Holocaust

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Ukraine crisis: Angela Merkel ‘offers Russia free trade deal for peace’

“The German chancellor made the offer at the World Economic Forum inDavos, where she spoke of a free trade area “from Lisbon to Vladivostok”, according to a report in Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.”


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Besides the NSA being in North Korean systems but not warning Sony about the attack, leaked documents indicate that the NSA covertly uses innocent victims’ infected PCs when hijacking botnets, secretly redirects blame to scapegoats as well as taps into ‘unwitting data mules’ to pass along exfiltrated information.

After digging into top secret documents provided by Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel published another very enlightening report on the NSA’s digital arms race. Documents discuss how Five Eyes intelligence partners “steal their tools, tradecraft, targets, and take.”


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Massive counter-terrorism action started at sunrise in Berlin, Germany; 11 houses raided, two arrested, others fugitive

“The Berlin police carried out a large-scale raid on Berlin’s Islamist scene early Friday morning. Two men were arrested. They are accused of having prepared a serious act of violence in Syria. Attacks in Germany they should not have planned.”


Angela Merkel’s aide has computer hacked by virus ‘designed by British or U.S. spies’ 

  • Aide took USB drive home in order to work on German leader’s speech
  • Returned to work next day and plugged drive in when virus was found
  • Virus named Reign allows users to look at screen and record passwords
  • Experts say U.S. and UK made it, but were not necessarily behind attack

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