German intel worker accused of spying for the United States

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A German intelligence worker has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States.

The BBC reports that the man, 31, was allegedly try to gather details concerning a German parliamentary committee that is investigating claims of U.S. espionage.

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Tensions between German and U.S. intelligence communities are already high after German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) of bugging her phone last year.

German news website Der Spiegel reports that the man was paid to pass secret documents to U.S. contacts.

Intelligence breaches are particularly concerning for Germans who have historically been subject to espionage by the Stasi secret police before the fall of the Berlin wall.

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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor’s degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website “ITPro” ...

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