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US diplomat apology after 'foul-mouthed leaked call'

Senior US diplomat Victoria Nuland has apologised after a phone conversation in which she apparently said 'F*** the EU' was posted online.

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US accuses Russia of leaking 'bugged conversation'

The United States has accused Russia of bugging and leaking a phone conversation on the crisis in Ukraine between two of their diplomats.

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The call was first referred to by an aid to the Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin on Twitter.

The call, during which a female voice thought to be assistant secretary of state Victoria Newland says "F*** the EU", was posted on YouTube. The video shows pictures Nuland and the ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt. White House spokesman Jay Carney said:

I would say that since the video was first noted and tweeted out by the Russian government, I think it says something about Russia's role.

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