Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (R) is welcomed by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels October 24, 2013. German and French ... more 
Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (R) is welcomed by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy (L) at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels October 24, 2013. German and French accusations that the United States has run spying operations in their countries, including possibly bugging Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, are likely to dominate a meeting of EU leaders starting on Thursday. The two-day Brussels summit, called to tackle a range of social and economic issues, will now be overshadowed by debate on how to respond to the alleged espionage by Washington against two of its closest European Union allies. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Thu, Oct 24, 2013 12:31 PM EDT