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Germans hold man said to be U.S. spy

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 3:04 a.m.

In this picture taken Thursday evening July 3, 2014, former NSA employee Thomas Drake arrives at the parliamentary NSAinvestigation committee in Berlin, Germany, German lawmakers began hearing expert testimony for a probe into the activities of foreign intelligence agencies in Germany. The inquiry was sparked by reports based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which showed that German citizens, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, were targeted by U.S. intelligence. (AP Photo/dpa,Hannibal Hanschke)

BERLIN -- Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday after the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over purported U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.

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