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Russian official: Snowden agrees to asylum in Venezuela

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said on Tuesday. “As was expected, Snowden agreed to (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro’s offer of political asylum,”…

India: ‘We see no reason’ to grant Snowden asylum

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India sees no reason to accept a request for political asylum by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, the country’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. “Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from Mr Edward Snowden,”…

Immigration source: Snowden applied for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, a Russian immigration source close to the matter said on Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a Wikileaks activist who is traveling with Snowden handed his application to a…

Libyans in US celebrate fall of Tripoli

About a hundred Libyans gathered outside the White House to celebrate the rebel takeover of Tripoli, waving the country’s flag and chanting “Libya is free!”, “Thank you, Sarkozy!” and “Thank you, Obama!” Rania Swadek, a 33-year-old Libyan-American who teaches English literature at Washington, waved a sign showing the red-black-and-green rebel…

Assange: GOP will try to criminalize WikiLeaks

UPDATE Republicans emboldened by their victory in the House this week may try to pass a law criminalizing WikiLeaks, the organization’s founder said Thursday. In an interview with Swiss network TSR, Julian Assange said he believes the GOP may try to pass a law that would classify leaks of classified…

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