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Journalists use their cellphones as they wait for the arrival of heads of state at an EU summit on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Chatty leaders vulnerable to foreign surveillance

BERLIN (AP) — The world has changed since 1929, when U.S. Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson shut down the State Department’s code-breaking office, declaring “gentlemen don’t read others’ mail.” In the current age of […]

10/25/2013

This undated photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows an olinguito. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution, Mark Gurney)

Adorable new mammal species found ‘in plain sight’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Imagine a raccoon with a teddy bear face that is so cute it’s hard to resist, let alone overlook. But somehow science did — until now. Researchers announced Thursday a rare discovery […]

08/15/2013

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Biden asks Ecuador president to nix Snowden asylum

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden has asked Ecuador to turn down an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the country’s president said Saturday.    Rafael Correa, in a weekly television […]

06/29/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

NSA leaker’s dad says son would return to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden acknowledged Friday that his son broke the law but said he doesn’t think he committed treason, as the Obama administration renewed its calls to Russia […]

06/28/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden mystery deepens; all eyes on airport

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s main airport is still filled with media from around the world, three days after Edward Snowden arrived from Hong Kong. But the man they’re looking for is nowhere to be seen. […]

06/26/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Flowers, vegetables could affect Snowden’s fate

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — With Edward Snowden stuck in Moscow and Washington pushing hard for his return, many Ecuadoreans began realizing Tuesday that this small country’s deep economic ties with the U.S. could make it […]

06/25/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin says no to US request to extradite Snowden

NAANTALI, Finland (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is in the transit zone of a Moscow airport and will not be extradited to the United States. Putin […]

06/25/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden is tempting risk for Ecuadoran leader

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president and foreign minister declared Monday that national sovereignty and universal principles of human rights would govern their decision on granting asylum to Edward Snowden, powerful hints that the former […]

06/24/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden not on flight to Cuba, whereabouts unclear

MOSCOW (AP) — A plane took off from Moscow on Monday headed for Cuba, but the seat booked by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was empty, and there was no sign of him elsewhere […]

06/24/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Ecuador says Snowden seeking asylum there

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Ecuador is analyzing an asylum request from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, wanted for revealed classified U.S. secrets, an Ecuadorian minister said Monday. “We are analyzing it with a lot […]

06/23/2013

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