U.S. criticized for alleged spying
                 English.news.cn | 2013-10-25 16:58:09 | Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

 

Demonstrators hold placards and banners to protest against government surveillance in Washington D.C., capital of the United Sates, on Oct. 26, 2013. Hundreds gathered here on Saturday demanding the U.S. Congress to investigate the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) mass surveillance programs, ban blanket surveillance of telephone and Internet activity, and pursue accountability for any officials who misled lawmakers and the American people. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe) 

Editor's note: Following Mexico, Brazil and France, Germany, another decades-long ally of Washington, has reportedly also become victim to the alleged U.S. spying program.

Allegations against U.S. spying program

German parliament to hold special session on alleged U.S. spying

BERLIN, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The German parliament will hold a special session in November on alleged U.S. spying that included monitoring of mobile phone communications of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the chancellor's party said Monday. Full story

Alleged U.S. spying to damage Spain-U.S. relations: FM

MADRID, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The alleged U.S. spying on Spain, if confirmed, would badly damage the current close relations between the two countries, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Monday. Full story

Spanish FM: Confirmation could result in a "breakdown in trust"

BEIJING, Oct. 29 (Xinhuanet) -- Spain is the latest country in Europe to allege having been spied on by the US National Security Agency, the NSA. The US ambassador to Madrid has been summoned to the Spanish Foreign Ministry to provide details. Full story

EU Council President: Partnership must be based on trust

BEIJING, Oct. 25 (Xinhuanet) -- The European Union will seek talks with the US over the alleged spying on its European allies under the Franco-German initiative. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy made these comments in Brussels, and he has emphasized the significance of respect and trust in intelligence gathering.  Full story

Merkel's phone calls may be spied on by U.S. intelligence: Berlin

BERLIN, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) -- The German government has received information that U.S. intelligence is spying on the mobile phone communications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German government statement said on Wednesday evening.

The German government has requested "an immediate and comprehensive explanation" from Washington, said the statement.Full story

France's Hollande strongly condemns alleged U.S. spying: Elysee

PARIS, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- French President Francois Hollande on Monday expressed his "strong condemnation" of alleged U.S. spying during a phone call with U.S. President Barack Obama, branding it as "unacceptable" between friends and allies, said the French Presidency Elysee in a statement released on Tuesday.  Full story

Mexico condemns alleged U.S. spying on institutions, citizens

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Mexico on Sunday condemned the alleged spying by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on "Mexican institutions and citizens."

"This practice is unacceptable, unlawful and is contrary to Mexican law and international law," the Mexican foreign ministry said in a statement.  Full story

Brazil says latest U.S. spying revelations "unacceptable" if true

BRASILIA, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Brazil said Monday it considered claims the U.S. spied on President Dilma Rousseff to be "very serious," and, if proved, were "an inadmissible and unacceptable violation of sovereignty." Full story

U.S. spied on UN: German weekly

BERLIN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) bugged the video conferencing system at the UN headquarters in New York and cracked its encryption, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday.  Full story

Guardian editor: British gov't threatened legal action

 BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- A Guardian editor says that British authorities have forced the newspaper to destroy material leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.  Full story

NSA admits analysts intentionally abused spying power on Americans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) admitted on Friday that the analysts had intentionally abused their spying power on Americans, which contradicts the Obama administration officials and lawmakers' assertion that no such violations occurred.  Full story

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