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US Coping With Furious Allies As NSA Spying Revelations Grow

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October 28, 2013 AT 10:57 AM
The United States is scrambling to soothe some of its closest allies, angered as one report after another details vast American spying - including gathering data on tens of millions of phone calls in Spain a single month. The latest report, published Monday in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo , said that the National Security Agency had collected information on 60 million calls in that country last December. It followed reports in the last week that the United States spied on leaders of at least 35 countries, and even bugged the personal cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German intelligence chiefs President Barack Obama has had to apologize to Merkel and to the presidents of France and Brazil.