French president demands any US spying cease now

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In this picture, taken Saturday June 29, 2013, a demonstrator protests with a poster against NSA in Hanover, Germany. Germany's top justice official says reports that U.S. intelligence bugged European Union offices remind her of "the methods used by enemies during the Cold War." Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was responding to a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday June 30, 2013, that claimed the National Security Agency has eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels. The magazine cited classified U.S. documents taken by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen. The documents reportedly describe the European Union as a "target" for surveillance. (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)
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PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is demanding that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping of the European Union.

According to weekend reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have bugged EU offices in three cities.

Hollande said on Monday during a trip to western France that "We cannot accept this kind of behavior."

He says, "We demand that this cease immediately." He asked for an immediate explanation.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he doesn't know the details of the allegations, but maintains that many nations undertake lots of different kinds of activities to protect their national interests.

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