EU leaders united in concern over US spying claims

European leaders have united in concern over claims the United States monitored the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and other world leaders.

Earlier today, Mrs Merkel said "transparency" is needed between the US and Europe and "spying on friends is not acceptable at all"

ITV News' Europe Editor James Mates reports for an EU summit in Brussels.

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US denies spying on the UN

The United Nations said it has received assurances from the US Government that its communications networks "are not and will not be monitored" by American intelligence agencies.