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Protesters in Berlin hold a banner reading 'Yes, We Scan' and posters reading 'Stasi 2.0'depicting U.S. President Barack Obama wearing headphones June 18. AFP photo

Protesters in Berlin hold a banner reading 'Yes, We Scan' and posters reading 'Stasi 2.0'depicting U.S. President Barack Obama wearing headphones June 18. AFP photo

The United States said June 30 it will respond to the European Union via diplomatic channels over new allegations of U.S. bugging of EU offices.

"While we are not going to comment publicly on specific alleged intelligence activities, as a matter of policy we have made clear that the United States gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations," added a statement from the office of the Director of National Intelligence.

It came after the European Union and key member countries like Germany and France angrily demanded a response to a report in the magazine Der Spiegel drawing on material linked by Edward Snowden that the United States has bugged EU offices in Brussels and the United States.

"The United States Government will respond appropriately to the European Union through our diplomatic channels, and through the EU/U.S. dialogue of intelligence experts that the U.S. proposed several weeks ago," the DNI statement said. "We will also discuss these issues bilaterally with EU member states," it added.

June/30/2013

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john albay

7/1/2013 3:07:56 PM

The evil US goverment have been caught with their pants down and they still dont want to tell the truth to the people!! The motto is we will bring you democrocy if not we will kill you (and we will spy on everyone) The gestapo is back in a new uniform and language!!

OZman Cometh

7/1/2013 12:13:14 PM

The U.S. will burn anyone and any country (friend or foe) if it thinks they are going to affect the US power superiority in the world. We are not living in utopian world where governments act altruistically, it's all about the self interest. Having said that, if another country was to take the world lead I'd expect them to do the same. sad sad sad

Hans-Joachim "Terrorist" Zierke

7/1/2013 1:46:14 AM

The US government is going to learn, that "diplomatic channels" won't be enough. The US government isn't hostile to some diplomats. And they don't fight a war against terrorists. They fight a war against the citizens, of whom everyone is a suspect. John Edgar Hoover is back: On steroids.

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

7/1/2013 1:06:13 AM

andrea dealmagro: I must say our president has ears for that.

cezer "çapulcu" skonore

7/1/2013 12:40:51 AM

We produce batteries as small as a grain of sand. Do you think we use them only in the hearing aid devices?

andrea dealmagro

6/30/2013 11:33:47 PM

We always wanted a president who listened to everyone: Now we have one.
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