Sunday , 31 May 2020


Snowden seeking political asylum in Russia (video)

Edward Snowden reportedly is seeking asylum in Russia, as the NSA leaker faces diminishing options for getting out of the Moscow airport where he is believed to be staying. The Interfax news agency cited Kim Shevchenko, the duty officer at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s consular office in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, as saying that Snowden’s representative, Sarah Harrison, handed over his …

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Putin Says Snowden Must Stop Hurting U.S. to Stay in Russia

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin said on Monday that Edward J. Snowden, the former national security staffer accused of espionage, would not receive political asylum in Russia unless he stops publishing classified documents that hurt the interests of the United States. At a news conference here, Mr. Putin pushed back against efforts by the United States to persuade the …

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Return of Old Guard Marks a New Stage in Iran’s Politics

TEHRAN, Jul 1 2013 (IPS) – The victory of Hassan Rouhani in Iran’s Jun. 14 election marked a significant shift in Iranian politics, occasioned by the forceful return of the two most important political factions of the Islamic Republic – traditional conservatives and reformists. These two factions had been sidelined in the past decade. In fact, many had assumed that they …

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