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EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over newspaper claims that the US spied on millions of phone calls in France.

The Le Monde newspaper says the US National Security Agency monitored businesses and officials as well as terrorism suspects.

It's been alleged the NSA spied on 70 million phone calls in France in just 30 days between December last year and January this year.

The French Government has labelled such activity between allies as "unacceptable".

Le Monde says the surveillence data is based on leaks from ex-intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, the former security worker who went public with revelations about US spying operations in June.