Merkel, Hollande demand explanation over US spying allegations – Merkel’s press conference

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As the US security agency has been accused of monitoring the phones of European leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are seeking talks with the US before the end of the year to demand an explanation over the allegations.

Speaking in a press conference after the first meetings of a 2-day gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, Merkel said she wants ‘action’ from President Obama, and ‘not just words’.

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