‘BND spied on Fabius’:
Germany’s foreign intelligence service spied on targets including French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, the FBI and the UN children’s fund, a media report said Wednesday.
The latest news report on the BND spy service fuels a debate in Germany about state surveillance that was kicked off by the revelations of fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
The claims are awkward for Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose office oversees Germany’s intelligence activities, after she angrily told Washington in 2013 that “spying among friends isn’t on” following reports the US National Security Agency (NSA) had bugged her cellphone. (AFP)