Germany, Brazil draft UN resolution against excessive spying

In response to disclosures about US snooping on their leaders, Germany and Brazil are drafting a resolution for submission to the Geneva Assembly for ending excessive spying and invasion of privacy among nations. Many of the disclosures came from the fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Top German intelligence chiefs will go to Washington next week to seek answers from the White House on the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone. She has demanded that the US sign a “no-spying agreement” with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year and told President Obama that “action not just apologetic words” were needed.

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