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US spying: Senate intelligence committee orders review

The US Senate's intelligence committee has announced a major review of the country's surveillance operations.
BBC: October 29, 2013

New York state, Canadian Greeks hold parades for October 28th

The Federation of Greek Associations of New York held their annual parade in Astoria, New York's borough of Queens, to commemorate the October 28 national holiday
October 30, 2013

Report: US may have bugged Merkel phone since '02

The U.S. National Security Agency may have bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone for more than 10 years, according to a news report Saturday by the German weekly Der Spiegel.
October 28, 2013

Greek firefighters train at South Kingstown’s Class-A burn building

Acrid smoke gushed out the windows of a concrete building Friday. Firefighters preparing to venture inside had their communication radios set to go: some in English, but others in Greek.
Providence Journal: October 29, 2013

Rock legend Lou Reed dies at 71

Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.
CNN: October 28, 2013

Germany sharpens criticism of US on Merkel bugging allegations

Germany is sending intelligence officials to Washington to discuss allegations of U.S. spying on German mobile phones, including one used by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
October 28, 2013

Germany, Brazil to draft UN resolution about US spy allegations

Germany and Brazil say they are working on a draft United Nations General Assembly resolution that would guarantee people's privacy in electronic communications.
October 26, 2013

NSA spying could complicate US-Europe trade talks

Allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency collected millions of phone records across the Atlantic and tapped cell phone communications by world leaders, have overshadowed a meeting of European leaders in Brussels
October 26, 2013

Puerto Rico: Greece in the Caribbean

Stuck with a real debt crisis in its back yard, America can learn from Europe’s Aegean follies
The Economist: October 25, 2013

EU says distrust of US on spying may harm terror fight

EU leaders meeting in Brussels say distrust of the US over spying could harm the fight against terrorism.
BBC: October 25, 2013