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Europe pushes for new rules over US spy saga

SUMMIT AGENDA USURPED:The two-day EU summit was dominated by discussions about the US’ activities after the extent of the eavesdropping was revealed

AFP, BRUSSELS

“We want the truth,” said Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in Brussels, as leaders of Belgium, Finland, Malta and others said Washington must provide an explanation.

Letta had a particular interest in the issue after Italian weekly L’Espresso said Britain and the US spied on Italy to glean data on underwater fiber-optic cables — with the consent of Italy’s own secret services.

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