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Merkel's Office Accused of Knowing of German Spy Agency Chaos - Sputnik US;

Merkel's Office Accused of Knowing of German Spy Agency Chaos - Sputnik US

Sputnik USMerkel's Office Accused of Knowing of German Spy Agency ChaosSputnik USGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's office was alerted to the dysfunctionality of the country's intelligence agency, BND, but took no action until the sacking of its chief Gerhard Schindler, according to one of the country's most senior journalists ...and more »

German intelligence chief 'fired on Merkel's orders' - euronews;

German intelligence chief 'fired on Merkel's orders' - euronews

euronewsGerman intelligence chief 'fired on Merkel's orders'euronewsThe head of Germany's version of the CIA is being removed on the orders of Chancellor Merkel, according to domestic media reports. Sources claim Gerhard Schindler, who has led the BND foreign intelligence agency since 2012, is being forced out for ...and more »

Opinion: BND President Gerhard Schindler fired but we don't know what for - Deutsche Welle;

Opinion: BND President Gerhard Schindler fired but we don't know what for - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleOpinion: BND President Gerhard Schindler fired but we don't know what forDeutsche WelleGerhard Schindler is leaving the BND before his term is over. The timing and circumstances of his departure are puzzling. And the government's dealing in secrecy is doing little to build trust, says Marcel Fürstenau. Gerhard Schindler BND. The ...and more »

German government gives no answers for spy chief's exit - Reuters;

German government gives no answers for spy chief's exit - Reuters

ReutersGerman government gives no answers for spy chief's exitReutersGerhard Schindler gestures during a visit of the Reuters office in Berlin, March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo. By Noah Barkin , Thorsten Severin and Sabine Siebold | BERLIN. BERLIN Angela Merkel's government refused on Wednesday to ...and more »

Germany set to pick foreign intelligence chief - Press TV;

Germany set to pick foreign intelligence chief - Press TV

Press TVGermany set to pick foreign intelligence chiefPress TVThe president-designate of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, poses for a photographer in Berlin, April 27, 2016. (AFP photo). Germany is to replace its foreign spy chief in an ostensible move to compensate repercussions of ...and more »

Hans Leyendecker: 'The BND has a life of its own' - Deutsche Welle;

Hans Leyendecker: 'The BND has a life of its own' - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleHans Leyendecker: 'The BND has a life of its own'Deutsche WelleOver two years after the NSA affair, the head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency is leaving his post. Investigative journalist Hans Leyendecker tells DW it's because he didn't know whom his staff were spying on. Bundesnachrichtendienst BND. DW ...and more »

Germany has sacked its spy chief but hasn't said why - Quartz;

Germany has sacked its spy chief but hasn't said why - Quartz

QuartzGermany has sacked its spy chief but hasn't said whyQuartzThe head of the BND, the German equivalent of the American CIA, has been booted out of his job on the orders of chancellor Angela Merkel, two years before he was officially due to retire. No reason for the leadership change was disclosed. Gerhard ...and more »

Speculation mounts that Germany's spy chief was sacked over Snowden fallout - The Guardian;

Speculation mounts that Germany's spy chief was sacked over Snowden fallout - The Guardian

The GuardianSpeculation mounts that Germany's spy chief was sacked over Snowden falloutThe GuardianGerhard Schindler is being removed from his post two years before he reaches retirement age. Photograph: Jörg Carstensen/EPA. Germany. Speculation mounts that Germany's spy chief was sacked over Snowden fallout. Opposition MPs say Gerhard ...and more »

Germany replaces spy chief after damning NSA report - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition;

Germany replaces spy chief after damning NSA report - Luxemburger Wort - English Edition

Luxemburger Wort - English EditionGermany replaces spy chief after damning NSA reportLuxemburger Wort - English Edition(AFP) Germany announced Wednesday it is replacing the head of its foreign intelligence service, which has been rocked by revelations it helped the US National Security Agency spy on European targets. Gerhard Schindler, 63, will take early retirement ...and more »

Germany sacks chief of spy agency Gerhard Schindler - International Business Times UK;

Germany sacks chief of spy agency Gerhard Schindler - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKGermany sacks chief of spy agency Gerhard SchindlerInternational Business Times UKThe German government has confirmed the removal of Gerhard Schindler, 63, as the chief of the German foreign intelligence agency, BND. It comes as a surprise at a time when Germany faces a growing threat from Islamic State (Isis) militants. Chancellor ...and more »

Berlin axes scandal-hit foreign spy chief - The Local.de;

Berlin axes scandal-hit foreign spy chief - The Local.de

The Local.deBerlin axes scandal-hit foreign spy chiefThe Local.deThe German government confirmed on Wednesday that the head of its foreign intelligence service would be replaced two years ahead of schedule, triggering mass speculation about the cause. Gerhard Schindler had given “long years of commendable ...and more »

Germany replaces BND spy chief Schindler - BBC News;

Germany replaces BND spy chief Schindler - BBC News

BBC NewsGermany replaces BND spy chief SchindlerBBC NewsThe head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, Gerhard Schindler, is to leave his job early amid reports that he was forced out. The reason for his departure is unclear but he was widely criticised after it emerged that the BND had spied for the ...and more »

Germany announces new head of BND foreign intelligence service - Deutsche Welle;

Germany announces new head of BND foreign intelligence service - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleGermany announces new head of BND foreign intelligence serviceDeutsche WelleThe chancellor's office has named Bruno Kahl as the new head of Germany's foreign intelligence service. The current BND president is being unexpectedly sent into early retirement. New BND building in Berlin. Media reports speculating. on a pending ...and more »

Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July - Fox News;

Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July - Fox News

Fox NewsHead of German spy agency to be replaced in JulyFox NewsBERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says the head of Germany's spy agency is stepping down and will be replaced by a Finance Ministry department head. ADVERTISEMENT. Gerhard Schindler, who has led the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, ...and more »

German foreign intelligence agency BND chief Schindler to be replaced with Kahl - Daily Sabah;

German foreign intelligence agency BND chief Schindler to be replaced with Kahl - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahGerman foreign intelligence agency BND chief Schindler to be replaced with KahlDaily SabahThe German government plans to announce the appointment of Bruno Kahl, a high-ranking Finance Ministry official, as the new head of the country's foreign intelligence agency, unnamed security officials told the German Press Agency DPA on Wednesday.and more »

German spy chief Gerhard Schindler sacked in surprise move - The Guardian;

German spy chief Gerhard Schindler sacked in surprise move - The Guardian

The GuardianGerman spy chief Gerhard Schindler sacked in surprise moveThe GuardianGerhard Schindler is expected to be replaced by Bruno Kahl, an ally of Germany's finance minister. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters. Germany. German spy chief Gerhard Schindler sacked in surprise move. The dismissal of the foreign intelligence boss ...and more »

German foreign intelligence chief forced out - sources - Reuters UK;

German foreign intelligence chief forced out - sources - Reuters UK

Reuters UKGerman foreign intelligence chief forced out - sourcesReuters UKBruno Kahl, designated new President of the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) poses for a picture at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. 1/5. left. right. Bruno Kahl, designated new President of the ...and more »

German Intelligence Chief To Be Replaced Over NSA Ties - Eurasia Review;

German Intelligence Chief To Be Replaced Over NSA Ties - Eurasia Review

Eurasia ReviewGerman Intelligence Chief To Be Replaced Over NSA TiesEurasia ReviewGermany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) chief Gerhard Schindler is expected to leave the office at the chancellorship's request, according to Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Schindler, who has been the head of the only German foreign intelligence ...and more »