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Russia Increasingly Impatient over Snowden’s Airport Stay

Russia Increasingly Impatient over Snowden’s Airport Stay

Edward Snowden should find another country to seek refuge, a Russian official said on Thursday, signaling Moscow’s growing impatience over the former U.S. agency spy contractor’s lengthening stay at a Moscow airport. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no request for political asylum from Snowden and he had to solve his problems himself after 11 days in the transit...

Russia Increasingly Impatient over Snowden’s Airport Stay

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Edward Snowden should find another country to seek refuge, a Russian official said on Thursday, signaling Moscow’s growing impatience over the former U.S. agency spy contractor’s lengthening stay at a Moscow airport. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Russia had received no request for political asylum from Snowden and he had to solve his problems himself after 11 days in the transit...

Europe Gets Tougher on Cybercriminals

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Tougher penalties for a wide range of cybercrimes have been agreed by European politicians. A draft directive outlining minimum jail terms for some crimes was adopted by the European Parliament on 4 July. The directive says those found guilty of running a botnet of hijacked home computers should serve at least three years in jail. It also seeks to improve co-operation between member states to...

Snowden’s Asylum Options Narrow

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Countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe spurned asylum requests by Edward Snowden on Tuesday, despite a call by Venezuela for the world to protect the former U.S. spy agency contractor wanted by Washington for espionage. Snowden, who revealed the secret U.S. electronic surveillance program Prism, has applied for political asylum in more than a dozen countries in his search for safety from pro...

Don’t Lecture Us on Human Rights: Kazakhstan to Britain

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron attend a Kazakh-British business forum in Astana

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on Monday nobody had the right to lecture his country after British Prime Minister David Cameron raised concerns about human rights in the former Soviet state. In Kazakhstan on a brief visit which saw 700 million pounds ($1.06 billion) of business deals, Cameron, sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with Nazarbayev, said he had discussed “at length” alle...

Son Would Return for US Espionage Trial: Snowden’s Father

Son Would Return for US Espionage Trial: Snowden’s Father

The father of leaker Edward Snowden has said he believes his son would return to the US on certain conditions. Lon Snowden asked for “ironclad assurances” his son’s rights would be protected in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. He asked his son not be held before trial nor subjected to a gag order, and be able to choose where he was tried. Edward Snowden fled to Hong Kong and then...

Europe Gets Tougher on Cybercriminals

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Tougher penalties for a wide range of cybercrimes have been agreed by European politicians. A draft directive outlining minimum jail terms for some crimes was adopted by the European Parliament on 4 July. The directive says those found guilty of running a botnet of hijacked home computers should serve at least three years in jail. It also seeks to improve co-operation between member states to...