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Sunday, 27 October 2013 - 19:36
German spy chiefs to head to US as snooping row widens
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German spy chiefs will travel to the United States next week to demand answers following allegations that US intelligence has been tapping Chancellor Angela Merkels mobile phone, as a row over US snooping threatened to hurt transatlantic ties.

Documents leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden showing sweeping US surveillance on ordinary citizens Internet searches and telephone records have already sparked outrage worldwide.

But the furore has intensified after allegations that world leaders including the presidents of Brazil and Mexico have been among spying targets.

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