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        7/1/2013, Tammuz 23, 5773

      EU and US discuss Surveillance

      The Guardian reports, the leaders of Germany and France have rounded angrily on the US for the first time over spying claims, signaling that ambitious EU-US trade talks scheduled to open next week could become an early casualty of the burgeoning transatlantic espionage dispute.

      The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, François Hollande, described the disclosures of massive US spying and snooping in Europe as unacceptable, notes The Guardian, with the Germans suggesting there had to be mutual trust if the trade talks were to go ahead in Washington on Monday