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Report: NSA swept up 70.3 million French phone records in 30 days
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 4:40 AM EDT
Le Monde newspaper says documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French phone records in a 30-day period. The French government has summoned the U.S. ambassador to explain why the Americans spied on one of their closest allies.
Similar programs have been revealed in Britain and Germany.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would demand an explanation for a practice he described as "totally unacceptable."