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YOUR THREE CENTS: Is the U.S. right or wrong to spy on its friends?
The U.S. monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders.
That's according to classified documents leaked by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden... and reported in Britain's "Guardian" newspaper.
The Guardian report says that the phone numbers were passed on to the U.S. National Security Agency by an official in another government department.
It also says that staff in the White House, State Department and the Pentagon were urged to share the contact details of foreign politicians.
The revelations come after Germany demanded answers from Washington over allegations that Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone was bugged.
The White House hasn't denied the bugging, but says it would not happen in future.
The issue has cast a tense shadow on a European Union summit in Brussels this week.
There is concern that the spying could jeopardize talks on reaching a major free trade deal between the U.S. and Europe.
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