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Obama hints at NSA shake-up after Snowden revelations

President Barack Obama told a press conference that "trust had been diminished" and it was important to take that into account when weighting up how the US "structures these programmes."

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Israel angered by US spying allegations

Mr Netanyahu says any U.S. spying on Israel is "unacceptable" Credit: Reuters/Uriel Sinai

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reacted angrily to allegations that the United States spied on Israel's leaders. He said on Monday such activity was unacceptable and had no place in the allies' close relationship.

Documents leaked on Friday by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden showed the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 targeted an email address listed as belonging to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and monitored emails of senior defence officials.

Mr Netanyahu did not elaborate on whether Israel intended to ask Washington for clarifications.

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