Report: Britain operates 'top-secret spy post in Berlin'

Britain operates a top-secret listening post from its Berlin embassy to spy on Germany's political affairs, according to a report in the Independent today.

It suggests leaked documents by the US National Security Agency whistleblower, Edward Snowden, show the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is operating a network of spy posts from diplomatic buildings around the worlld, alongside the US and other key partners.

Read: German Foreign Office: Spying is 'violation' of law

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UK-Germany 'spying' meeting

Germany's foreign minister has met the British ambassador over reports of spying from the British embassy in Berlin.