Latest News Wires Germany asks US intelligence officer to leave over spy row

The Merkel government is expelling the top intelligence official at the US Embassy in Berlin after two Germans were discovered passing intelligence onto US contacts.

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Germany asked the top US intelligence official at the Berlin embassy on Thursday to leave the country, a highly unusual step reflecting the deep anger within Angela Merkel's government at the discovery of two suspected US spies within a week.