Germany Arrests Alleged Double Agent

    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.  (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

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    This might make things awkward. Germany has arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of spying for a foreign power. While the government has not confirmed it, German newspapers are quoting government sources saying he was an employee of the Federal Intelligence Service and confessed to passing information to the U.S. Apparently, German officials originally arrested him on suspicion of spying for Russia, as the recruitment of German informants has picked up lately by the Kremlin.News of the arrest comes just one day after two Americans who had worked for the NSA testified to the German parliament about electronic data monitoring by the U.S.

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