US diplomat apologises for 'leaked foul-mouthed call'

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped into a diplomatic row that began when a senior US official was secretly recorded insulting the European Union.

Read: US diplomat apology after 'foul-mouthed leaked call'

Victoria Nuland swore about the EU during a conversation with the US Ambassador to Ukraine.

The exchange was apparently bugged and has since been posted online, with the Americans blaming the Russians.

Read: US accuses Russia of leaking 'bugged conversation'

ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore reports:

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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.