All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘asylum’

Edward Snowden Granted More Time in Russia

Edward Snowden is likely staying in Russia for the foreseeable future. The 31-year-old former NSA analyst, who famously leaked (and continues to leak) documents and anecdotes about the US government’s massive surveillance initiative, has been granted a three-year residence permit in Russia, according to the AFP. Shortly after The Guardian published leaked documents obtained by Snowden during his stint as …

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Edward Snowden Elected Rector At University Of Glasgow

Edward Snowden, who made headlines last year for revealing details about U.S. phone and Internet surveillance, is now the student rector at UK’s Glasgow University. The post is a symbolic one, and is decided by a student election. As rector, Snowden represents the student populace and is expected to work with the student representative council, bring student concerns to the …

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Ethiopian Airlines: Unarmed Hijacker; Unharmed Passengers

“Wait… we were hijacked?” The 202 travelers of Flight 702 likely asked themselves this once they were safe and sound on Swiss ground. Even the pilot of the Ethiopian airliner didn’t realize the plane he was flying from Addis Ababa to Rome had been hijacked until he emerged from the lavatory. During his bathroom break, his co-pilot barricaded himself in …

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Edward Snowden: NSA Memo Confirms He Stole Co-Worker’s Password

According to a memo issued by the National Security Agency to members of Congress, former contractor Edward Snowden may have resorted to stealing his coworkers’ login credentials in order to gain entry to the agency’s highly classified database.  Snowden has denied the accusation and claimed the report to be incorrect. The memo also relates how Snowden obtained the Public Key …

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Edward Snowden Granted Temporary Asylum In Russia

In early June, Edward Snowden revealed to the world that he was the whistleblower behind a series of leaked documents that detailed the NSA’s surveillance programs. Since then, he’s been stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. He’s applied to over a dozen countries for asylum, and one has finally granted it to him. RT reports that the …

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Edward Snowden May Finally Be Able To Enter Russia [Report]

One month ago, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden arrived in Russia from Hong Kong after leaking numerous secret NSA spy programs to the press. Since then, he’s been confined to the transit zone of the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport as the United States invalidated his passport. Now it appears that may finally be able to leave. RT reports that Snowden has …

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Edward Snowden’s Asylum Search May End In Venezuela

The question of just where NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is going to wind up may be a bit closer to getting an answer. Those in contact with Snowden have suggested that Venezuela stands a good chance of being where he ends up. Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua have all offered Snowden asylum, though he reportedly applied in over 20 countries. Guardian …

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Edward Snowden: Venezuela Says the Door’s Open

The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua have extended a hand to Edward Snowden. In the wake of the grounding of Bolivian president Evo Morales’s plane, on which Snowden was rumored to be aboard, Latin America has banded together to express support for the American fugitive and defiance against the countries that are assisting the US manhunt. Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro said, …

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Julian Assange Granted Asylum To Ecuador [Rumor]

The biggest political event this year isn’t the presidential race or that Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his running mate. The biggest event that could have repercussions for years to come is the Julian Assange extradition case. If the U.S. had their way, Assange would be extradited to Sweden for questioning over an alleged “rape.” It looks like the …

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Julian Assange Still Seeking Asylum in Equador

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange is still waiting for clearance from Ecuador’s government to grant him asylum. Assange is wanted in England on charges of sexual assault, but fled to the Ecuador embassy to avoid arrest. Police are not allowed to enter the embassy without the permission of the Ecuadorian government, who is now in the process of deicing if they …

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