Turkey's foreign ministry on Monday summoned the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's GCHQ eavesdropping agency had carried out "wide-scale spying against Turkey", citing documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. "For the reasons that the United States' name was mentioned, and such claims were made ... the charge d'affaires has been called to the foreign ministry and information has been received from him," Arinc told reporters after the first meeting of Turkey's new cabinet following a presidential election.
By Baz Ratner EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels erupted on Monday on the Golan Heights, where the militants have wrested control of a key frontier crossing which had been operated by the United Nations. It was not clear whether the forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had managed to retake control of the Quneitra crossing from the rebels of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. At least one tank belonging to the Syrian army was also involved and some rebels could be seen a few meters (yards) away from the frontier fence. A large Syrian flag that had been flying for days between the Quneitra crossing and the abandoned town was taken down and a United Nations position in the area, thought to be unmanned, was pounded with mortar shells.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday announced selling Mexican-based packaging business Empaque to US-based Crown Holdings in a deal worth more than one billion dollars. "Heineken ... has signed a binding agreement for the sale of its Mexican package business Empaque. The Amsterdam-based Heineken said it was selling Empaque to "focus its resources fully on brewing, marketing and selling its world class portfolio of beer brands." Empaque will continue to supply Heineken's Mexican brewing business Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma through long-term supply contracts.