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A gay rights activist at a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Russia will enforce anti-gay law during Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s sports minister said Thursday, appearing […]

08/01/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is “extremely disappointed” in Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday. In its first public response to Russia’s move […]

08/01/2013

In this image taken from Russia24 TV channel, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena shows NSA leaker Edward Snowden's temporary document to stay in Russia for one year. (AP Photo/Russia24 via APTN)

Snowden leaves airport after Russia grants asylum

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday, a move […]

08/01/2013

In this frame grab taken from Rossiya 24 channel, Lon Snowden, the father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks during an interview to  the state-owned Rossiya 24 channel in Washington, DC late Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Rossiya 24 via APTN)

Edward Snowden’s father thankful to Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden told Russian television that he is grateful to President Vladimir Putin and his government for protecting his son. Speaking to the state-owned Rossiya […]

07/31/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

White House seeking clarity on Snowden’s status

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it has asked Russian authorities to clarify the status of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and restated its desire to see him returned to the […]

07/24/2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden during his meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo airport, Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

Snowden to stay in Russia for now

    MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden may be settling in for a long stay in Russia, his lawyer indicated Wednesday, saying the National Security Agency leaker plans to start studying the Russian language and […]

07/24/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the […]

07/18/2013

US Representative of Ohio and House Speaker John Boehner (AP photo)

House Speaker rejects Olympic boycott over Snowden

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday soundly rejected suggestions that the United States boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi if Russia grants asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. “Why would […]

07/17/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

Snowden submits request for asylum in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday submitted a request for temporary asylum in Russia, his lawyer said. Anatoly Kucherena, a lawyer who is a member of the Public Chamber, a […]

07/16/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin: Snowden a dubious present

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday characterized National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s long stay at a Moscow airport as an unwelcome present foisted on Russia by the United States. In comments […]

07/15/2013

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

Snowden wants Russia asylum, lawmaker says

MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wants asylum in Russia and is willing to stop sharing information as a trade-off for such a deal, according to a parliament member who was among […]

07/12/2013

Kremlin, Moscow

Kremlin recipe for avoiding leaks: use typewriters

MOSCOW (AP) — Got an old typewriter in your garage? Call the Kremlin, they need some. Russia’s Federal Protective Service, a KGB successor agency in charge of protecting President Vladimir Putin and his officials, has […]

07/11/2013

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