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France says US must repair damage from NSA spying reports

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PARIS (AP) -- France's prime minister says the U.S. must do everything it can, and quickly, to repair "damage" to U.S.-French relations from revelations that the National Security Agency eavesdropped on French presidents and senior officials.

Manuel Valls told legislators Wednesday that the release of WikiLeaks documents describing NSA intercepts were "inadmissible" between allies.

Valls says U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley was summoned to the French Foreign Ministry later Wednesday for an "official explanation" of the NSA's activities.

He says French President Francois Hollande is expected to speak with President Barack Obama in the coming hours. Senior French intelligence officials are also heading to the U.S. soon.

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