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EU Seeks Spy Rules With U.S. After Merkel Hacking Charge

European leaders condemned the reported U.S. hacking of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone and said they will seek trans-Atlantic accords on espionage practices.

Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spearheaded calls for closer cooperation among secret services, trying to move past the dismay provoked by this week’s revelations of U.S. eavesdropping in Germany and France.