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Edward Snowden Wants Switzerland To Grant Him Asylum

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 6 (Reuters) - Edward Snowden has made a public appeal for Switzerland to grant him asylum, saying h...

Russell Brand And Susan Sarandon Declare Support For Edward Snowden

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

Musicians and actors ranging from Russell Brand to Susan Sarandon expressed solidarity Monday with Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor whose lea...

Snowden Gets Permission To Stay In Russia For 3 More Years

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

MOSCOW (AP) — Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, who is wanted by the U.S. for leaking details about once-secret surveillance programs, has ...

Edward Snowden Says He Would Have New Information For German Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds German prosecutor comment, committee reaction) BERLIN, May 27 (Reuters) - Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden tol...

Greenwald: Brazil Must Offer Snowden Asylum

Brasil Post | Caue Marques | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

Journalist Glenn Greenwald believes the Brazilian government should offer asylum to Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA analyst currently taking refuge in Russ...

Exposing Public Wickedness Is More American Than Apple Pie

Robert Scheer | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It's the revolt of the geeks. Edward Snowden is John Peter Zenger digitized, a post-Internet free-press hero soaring above the security obsessions of the past decade to assert the inalienable requirements of individual sovereignty in a wired world.

Brazil Not Considering Asylum For Snowden Right Now: Report

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BRASILIA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Brazil has no plans to grant asylum to Edward Snowden even after the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor offe...

Luke Johnson

Top Russian Site Goes Silent On Snowden Job | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, said Thursday that the National Security Agency leaker had a new job in Russia at a ...

Report: Snowden Got Stuck In Russia After Cuba Blocked Entry

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it...

Jason Cherkis

Pentagon Papers Lawyer: Snowden Is No Coward | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been slammed by some as a “coward” for refusing to turn himself in to U.S...

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

Brazil Stands Ready To Help NSA Leaks Journalist: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media

Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who revealed National Security Agency secret surveillance activities with the help of leaker Edward Snowden, ...

Gerry Smith

NSA Chief: Solution To Stopping The Next Snowden Is Replacing His Former Job With A Machine | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- The director of the National Security Agency said Thursday that the agency has found a way to prevent further leaks about American surveil...

Gerry Smith

Edward Snowden Not The Only Cyber Fugitive In Russia | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.09.2013 | Technology

Edward Snowden may be the most high-profile computer-savvy fugitive to find safe haven in Russia, but he is hardly the first. In the telling of Americ...

Obama Cancels Meeting With Putin Over Snowden

AP | MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Already faltering, President Barack Obama's five-year effort to reboot U.S.-Russian relations finally crashed Wednesday, as the Whi...

High-Level Bilateral Talks Going Ahead Despite Snowden Decision

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

(Corrects last paragraph to say secrets were leaked to media, not Wikileaks) * U.S. to raise Snowden matter in talks with Russians ...

The Week to Week News Quiz

John Zipperer | Posted 10.05.2013 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

If you, like John McCain, aren't sure about whom you'll vote for next, it's time to follow the news more closely. You can start by taking our weekly news quiz.

Stepping Into Bizarro World, American-style

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

If Vladimir Putin's Russia is a place of asylum for American dissidents and the U.S. is doing a reasonable job of imitating aspects of the old USSR, we are on Bizarro Earth, aren't we?

White House Reconsidering Putin Meeting

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A highly anticipated fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin could become a casualty of Moscow's...

Edward Snowden Evades The Media Once More

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

NSA leaker Edward Snowden continued to wrong-foot the media on Thursday, as he was granted temporary asylum in Russia and left the Moscow airport wher...

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

There are two men, both of whom, Washington is convinced, must be brought in: one to face "justice," one to escape it. And all of this is a given, nothing that needs to be explained or justified to anyone anywhere.

Holder: Snowden Won't Face Death Penalty

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Striving to get Edward Snowden back to America, U.S., Attorney General Eric Holder has assured the Russian government the U.S. has no pl...

What Terror Requires

Jared Del Rosso | Posted 09.23.2013 | College
Jared Del Rosso

What we learned from the Bush administration's experiment with "enhanced interrogation" is that American lawyers and elected officials could review and approve even abject cruelty, finding a home for it in U.S. law.

WATCH: Confused About Edward Snowden? Let This Mom Explain

Posted 07.24.2013 | Fifty

Edward Snowden is back in the news again. The infamous (and in limbo) NSA leaker may be closer to leaving the Moscow airport he's been living in for a...

Potential Snowden Move Gets Nixed, For Now

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will stay in the transit zone of a Moscow airport for the time being while Russian authorities consid...