Germany summons US ambassador after arresting man on suspicion of spying

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Germany has summoned the US ambassador to Berlin after arresting a man on suspicion of spying for Washington.

The German Foreign Ministry said Ambassador John B. Emerson was asked to clarify the issue. Earlier, Germany arrested an employee of the country’s intelligence agency on suspicion of spying for the United States. Reports say the 31-year-old man is accused of trying to gather information about a German parliamentary committee investigating the spying activities of the US National Security Agency. German media reports say the man passed secret documents to someone in the US in return for money.