Britain and America's intelligence services had a list of surveillance targets that included the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, German government buildings and a top European Union official, according to documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Foreign leaders including African heads of state and their family members, directors of the United Nations, officials overseeing oil and finance ministries all had their communications monitored by Britain and the US, according to the secret documents.
The documents chronicle NSA's and GCHQ's eavesdropping from 2008 to 2011.
More top news
The chairman admitted that "we were all wrong" about the resilience of the economy.
In the town of Bethlehem, doctor Mary Ellen DeFranco told ITV News: "I have hope for the first time in a long time."
Freezing and frosty for some of us