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Report: Germany Gives Significant Phone, Text Data to US

Germany's BND intelligence agency sends mammoth amounts of phone and text data to the U.S. National Security Agency [NSA] each month, Die Zeit Online reported, highlighting the scale of spying cooperation which has unleashed a political row here. Critics have accused Chancellor Angela Merkel's staff of giving the nod to the BND to help the NSA spy on European firms and officials. They also say officials lied about the prospects of a U.S.-German "no-spy deal" before...

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