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Germany's Merkel says "spying among friends not acceptable"

Unacceptable. That's how German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the alleged bugging of her mobile phone by the U.S. (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL SAYING: "It's not just about me but about every German citizen. We need to have trust in our allies and partners and this trust must now be established once again." Her chief of staff was less diplomatic, saying the allegations, if true, were indefensible. (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL'S CHIEF OF STAFF, RONALD POFALLA, SAYING: "It would mean to me that these are proceedings that are totally unacceptable among partners and close allies. As far as I am concerned it would be a severed breach of trust." U.S. ambassador to Germany John Emerson was summoned to Berlin's foreign ministry on Thursday to discuss the phone tapping. The White House assures Merkel the U.S. isn't monitoring her communications and won't in the future. But it's declined to say if

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