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Obama Phones Hollande Following Spying Allegations

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"The President and President Hollande discussed recent disclosures in the press – some of which have distorted our activities and some of which raise legitimate questions for our friends and allies about how these capabilities are employed," read the White House statement. "The President made clear that the United States has begun to review the way that we gather intelligence, so that we properly balance the legitimate security concerns of our citizens and allies with the privacy concerns that all people share. The two Presidents agreed that we should continue to discuss these issues in diplomatic channels moving forward."

The Obama administration made moves in an effort to soothe relations with leaders of Mexico and Brazil over similar allegations of spying last month.