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eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

August 10, 2013 2:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

LONDON — From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein, British writer-actor Stephen Fry and ‘Star Trek’ […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced new oversight measures for recently revealed domestic and foreign surveillance programs, saying he is confident they are “not being abused” but that they must be more transparent. He gave no indication the government would end the massive collection of information about telephone calls and […]

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eMediaWorld.com 7 Saudis among militants killed by drones

August 9, 2013 7:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com 7 Saudis among militants killed by drones

SANAA, Yemen — At least seven suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent wave of U.S. drone strikes, senior Yemeni officials said Friday, suggesting that Saudis are increasingly crossing the border to carry funds or seek terrorist training. With several […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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eMediaWorld.com US, Russia try brave face despite tattered ties

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eMediaWorld.com US, Russia try brave face despite tattered ties

WASHINGTON — The United States and Russia put a brave face Friday on deteriorating relations, pledging to work together on shared interests even as they nursed frustration over deep differences on issues like missile defense, Syria and the case of NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Opening high-level talks just two days […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

August 7, 2013 5:27 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com – Obama cancels meeting with Putin amid Snowden tensions

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is canceling plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next month — a rare diplomatic snub. The move is retribution for Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. It also reflects growing U.S. frustration with […]

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

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eMediaWorld.com – Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, California — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia had granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to the U.S. to face espionage charges. Obama, in his first comments about […]

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White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

August 3, 2013 10:55 AM0 comments
White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated summit between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin could be hurt by Moscow’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House signaled after weeks of pressuring for his return to face prosecution. “We are extremely […]

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Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

July 19, 2013 7:38 AM0 comments
Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering canceling a summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The White House is dangling that option over the Russians as Moscow considers a temporary […]

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Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

July 13, 2013 9:43 AM0 comments
Russia: no asylum application from Snowden

MOSCOW — Russian immigration officials said Saturday they have not received an application from Edward Snowden, the U.S. National Security Agency leaker who wants to get asylum in Russia. Snowden came to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo international airport on June 23 from Hong Kong, apparently intending to board a flight to Cuba. […]

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