Sunday , 31 May 2020

Politics

Obama emphasizes U.S. commitment to Syrian rebels in Saudi call

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama told Saudi Arabia’s king on Friday that he is committed to providing U.S. support to Syrian rebels who have been waiting for shipments of light arms that have been stalled in Washington. In a phone call, Obama and King Abdullah also discussed events in Egypta week after the Egyptian military ousted elected President Mohamed Mursi. No U.S. arms …

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Asylum for Snowden won’t stop Greenwald from publishing more leaks

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has indicated that he is willing to halt his leakage of US secrets, a condition for gaining Russian asylum, though the journalist who first published information from those leaks intends to continue. Glenn Greenwald, a journalist working with both the British Guardian newspaper and Brazil’s O Globo, had been in direct contact with the now fugitive …

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Snowden wants asylum in Russia, ready to meet condition not to damage US

NSA leaker & former CIA employee Edward Snowden has asked for political asylum in Russia, saying he could not fly to Latin America, according to human rights activists who met the whistleblower at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. According to Tatyana Lokshina of Human Rights Watch, Snowden seeks to stay in Russia as he “can’t fly to Latin America yet.” When asked if …

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#Snowden seeks temporary asylum in #Russia

MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the alleged National Security Agency leaker, said Friday at a meeting with human rights groups that he is asking for temporary asylum in Russia while he attempts to win permanent political asylum in a Latin American country. Snowden expressed his intentions during a meeting with representatives of 13 human rights groups. According to Tatyana Lokshina of …

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Breaking: Moscow-Cuba plane detour sparks speculation Snowden may be on board

An Aeroflot plane en route from Moscow to Havana has deviated from its course, FlightAware live flight tracking indicates. The news has sparked online speculation that NSA leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard the aircraft. Aeroflot flight 150 to Havana took off from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport at 14:10 pm local time (10:10 GMT) on Thursday. Whistleblower Edward Snowden has been …

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Inquiry on #Aleppo #chemical attack met int’l standards, unlike West’s – #Lavrov (video)

Russia’s inquiry into the use of chemical weapons on Syrian territory was carried out in full accordance with international standards, unlike a similar evaluation by Western countries, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. On Tuesday, Russia submitted to the UN its analysis of the samples taken at the Syrian town where chemical weapons were used. Evidence studied by Russian scientists indicates that …

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Russia increasingly impatient over Snowden’s airport stay

(Reuters) – Edward Snowden should find another country to seek refuge in, a Russian official said on Thursday, signaling Moscow’s growing impatience over the former U.S. spy agency contractor’s stay at a Moscow airport. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no request for political asylum from Snowden and he had to solve his problems himself after 11 days in …

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Snowden drops Russia asylum request (video)

MOSCOW — NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s prospects for political asylum abroad narrowed rapidly Tuesday after he withdrew his request to Russia and almost half of the 21 countries on his request list have turned him down. The former National Security Agency contractor abandoned his request for asylum in Russia after President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he must stop his …

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