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NSA spied on Brazil’s President Rousseff, dozens of top officials - WikiLeaks
The US National Security Agency tapped the telephones of 29 Brazilian government top officials as well as waged economic espionage against the country by listening in to calls of those managing Brazilian economy, WikiLeaks claims in a new release.

04.07.2015 15:39

Der Spiegel: US ousted our source in German govt, chancellery hushed up the spying
In 2011 the US had a top German counterterrorism official sidelined over his contacts with the media, and the German government failed to act in response to illegal surveillance on home turf, Der Spiegel reports.

04.07.2015 07:48

WikiLeaks spy scandal: Merkel summons US ambassador over new NSA claims
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chief of Staff has summoned the US ambassador for a meeting in the wake of new revelations of US surveillance in Germany published by the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website.

02.07.2015 17:27

Hillary Clinton’s emails reveal link with Qatari royal family
Emails of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton published by the State Department expose that the Qatari Royal family made efforts to befriend the American politician through former British PM Tony Blair’s spouse, Cherie Blair.

02.07.2015 06:27

Internet goes mad as Sarah O'Connor tweets news about killer robot at VW plant
When a German VW robot killed a car worker in a tragic accident, “Terminator” devotees began to wonder if the machines were really taking over. The paranoia grew when the reporter tweeting the news was Sarah Connor – sorry, Sarah O’Connor of the FT.

02.07.2015 09:21

Merkel & Co: NSA also spied on top German ministers – Wikileaks
Chancellor Angela Merkel was not the only NSA target in the German government, as WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of documents containing a list of the phone numbers of German ministers and officials whose privacy was breached by the US spy agency.

01.07.2015 21:07

Tuber terrorists: Canada’s Mounties hunt ‘evil cowards’ spiking eco-potatoes with pins and needles
Potato fields in Canada's Prince Edward Island have been targeted by food terrorists who’ve found ways to put sharp objects into tubers grown there. Desperate farmers are offering a half-million Canadian dollars (US$400,000) reward to catch the culprits.

01.07.2015 11:07

Berserk Colorado cop fired for beating of detainee
Police body-camera video and surveillance footage became proof against a police officer who severely beat a suspect in holding cell in December. To warning calls that the beating was being video recorded, a cop answered only “F**k that!”

01.07.2015 08:19

‘Investigation lacks objectivity’: Lawyers slam report into Zambrano-Montes killing, shot 17-times by police
Lawyers representing Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot by police in February, in Washington state, say a police investigation into his death was “disappointing,” while they have doubts whether it was carried out “impartially.”

01.07.2015 08:21

Too damn high: New York City to freeze rent on 1-year leases
New York City's Rent Guidelines Board froze rents on rent-stabilized apartments with one-year leases, the first time the board has done so in its 46-year history.

30.06.2015 17:58

Australian politicians slam TPP for ‘excessive secrecy’
Australian lawmakers have slammed the country’s deal-making process as one lacking transparency and oversight. They’ve particularly criticized the currently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership for its “excessive secrecy.”

30.06.2015 15:21

​ISIS beheads female civilians for the first time - monitor
Islamic State militants have beheaded two civilian women in Syria for the first time, a monitor says, adding that the victims were accused of sorcery and witchcraft and were executed along with their husbands.

30.06.2015 09:06