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European Union Latest News: Obama Says EU, All Intelligence Agencies Seek Info on Each Other

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U.S. President Barack Obama played down a controversy over whether Washington had spied on its European allies, saying intelligence services around the world -- including in the EU -- seek additional insight beyond regular media reports. French President Francois Hollande demanded that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping on European Union diplomats and suggested that the widening surveillance scandal could derail negotiations for a free-trade deal potentially worth billions. The Balkan country became the 28th member of the European Union as the trading bloc grapples with upheaval in the euro zone.

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