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Report Germany Spied on FBI, US Companies, French Minister

In this picture taken Thursday, April 30, 2015, the new headquarters of Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency, known by its acronym BND, is still under construction in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
In this picture taken Thursday, April 30, 2015, the new headquarters of Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency, known by its acronym BND, is still under construction in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

BERLIN -- German public radio station rbb-Inforadio reports that the country's foreign intelligence agency spied on the FBI and U.S. arms companies.

The station didn't identify the source of for its report Wednesday that the BND spy agency also eavesdropped on targets that included the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the World Health Organization, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and even a German diplomat who headed an EU observer mission to Georgia from 2008 to 2011.

The BND's work is being investigated by lawmakers concerned the agency may have overstepped its legal boundaries.

The spy agency and the chancellery, which oversees the BND's work, didn't respond to requests for comment.

On Monday, government spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters that "political reconnaissance of partner countries isn't part of the BND's remit."

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