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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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US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

August 1, 2013 8:09 AM0 comments
US lawmakers fume over Russia granting asylum to Snowden

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday, a move that suggests the Kremlin isn’t shying away from further conflict with the United States. Snowden’s whereabouts […]

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Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

July 26, 2013 3:53 PM0 comments
Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden thinks he’s living in such a thriller, legal experts say […]

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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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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

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House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON — The leader of the House of Representatives on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would we want to punish U.S. athletes who’ve been training for three years to […]

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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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Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

July 12, 2013 7:20 AM0 comments
Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns

LONDON — You can ditch your computer and leave your cellphone at home, but you can’t escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you — and, increasingly, to the authorities. Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism […]

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

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Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among a dozen activists and officials to meet with him Friday. Snowden appeared nervous, but in apparently […]

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Where Is Edward Snowden? Ecuador Foreign Minister Says He Doesn’t Know

June 24, 2013 11:39 PM0 comments
Where Is Edward Snowden? Ecuador Foreign Minister Says He Doesn’t Know

QUITO, Ecuador — Edward Snowden’s stop-and-start flight across the globe appeared to stall in Moscow as the United States ratcheted up pressure to hand over the National Security Agency leaker who had seemed on his way to Ecuador to seek asylum. In Ecuador’s most extensive statement about the case, the […]

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NSA leaker Snowden not welcome in UK

June 14, 2013 8:50 AM0 comments
NSA leaker Snowden not welcome in UK

LONDON — The British government has warned airlines around the world not to allow Edward Snowden, who leaked information on top-secret U.S. government surveillance programs, to fly to the United Kingdom. A travel alert, dated Monday on a Home Office letterhead, said carriers should deny Snowden boarding because “the individual […]

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