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Foreign leaders welcome Obama's NSA reforms

Foreign leaders have welcomed US President Barack Obama's announcement on plans to curb the National Security Authority's powers. US agencies will only use bulk collection of data to fight terrorism, protect troops and allies, and combat crime.

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Obama announces curbs on spying on foreign allies

President Barack Obama has announced curbs on the US government spying on dozens of foreign heads of state and government who are among Washington's close friends and allies, senior administration officials said on Friday.

Barack Obama announces curb on NSA authority. Credit: APTN

Mr Obama, however, said that intelligence "helps secure our country and our freedoms" at a conference addressing the revelations.

He added: "The US has benefitted from both our constitution and traditions of limited government".

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