Magazine: U.S. Bugged EU Offices

    In this picture, taken Saturday June 29, 2013, a  demonstrator protests with a poster against NSA  in Hanover, Germany.  Germany's top justice official says reports that U.S. intelligence bugged European Union offices remind her of "the methods used by enemies during the Cold War."   Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was responding to a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday June 30, 2013,  that claimed the National Security Agency has eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels.  The magazine cited classified U.S. documents taken by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen.  The documents reportedly describe the European Union as a "target" for surveillance.  (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)

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    European Union ministers are getting a taste of what it feels like to be American. EU ministers are reportedly “deeply worried and shocked” on Sunday after German magazine Der Spiegel claimed the NSA had bugged their offices and gained access to computer networks. Der Spiegel claims to have seen in part a “top secret” NSA document that leaker Edward Snowden took with him. The document allegedly calls the EU a “target,” and reportedly details how the U.S. bugged offices and gained access to computer networks in Washington and at the United Nations—and the Justus Lipsius building in Brussels, the home of the European Council. So how does it feel? “If these reports are true, it’s disgusting,” said Luxembourg’s foreign minister, Jean Asselborn.

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