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Obama Orders NSA To Stop Eavesdropping On IMF, World Bank

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It's not clear when Obama halted spying on the IMF and World Bank, but his adminstration told Reuters that the NSA is not currently conducting surveillance on either entity.

"The United States is not conducting electronic surveillance targeting the headquarters of the World Bank or IMF in Washington," a senior administration official told Reuters.

News broke earlier this week that Obama also signed an order curbing eavesdropping on the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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