European Union Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton, fourth from right, walks to a "Friends of the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial" meeting after skipping the opening photo-op dur

 

              European Union Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton, fourth from right, walks to a "Friends of the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial" meeting after skipping the opening photo-op dur
European Union Foreign Affairs chief Catherine Ashton, fourth from right, walks to a "Friends of the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial" meeting after skipping the opening photo-op during the ASEAN security conference in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on Monday July 1, 2013. Ashton raised the issue of allegations that the U.S. bugged EU offices with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting on the sidelines of the conference. Kerry says he doesn't know all the particulars about the allegations, but says many nations engaged in international affairs undertake lots of different kinds of activities to protect their national interests.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)