Germany arrests man for spying for U.S.

Jul 04, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 03: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the Bundestag, Germany's federal parliament, about a vote on exceptions to the minimum wage law to take effect from next year on July 3, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The country voted for a minimum wage of 8.50 euros (USD 11.60) an hour, to come into effect in 2015, with exceptions for vocational trainees, minors and certain interns, to be reviewed again two years after the new law takes effect. Credit Adam Berry/Getty Images
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An employee of Germany's intelligence service has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say. The man is said to have been trying to gather details about a German parliamentary committee that is investigating claims of US espionage.

Background:

Germany arrests man suspected of spying for U.S. [BBC]

Germany holds spy suspect as U.S. espionage reports swirl [Bloomberg]

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