Stop damaging American partners, Putin tells Snowden

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden must stop damaging American partners with his leaks.

Edward Snowden `marooned` in Russia, say Assange, Ecuador

Julian Assange and Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa have said that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is `marooned` in the Russian airport`s transit area.

Barack Obama won`t `scramble jets` to get Snowden

US President Barack Obama said he would not "scramble jets" to intercept any flights carrying fugitive leaker Edward Snowden.

Terrorists changing communication methods after NSA snooping leaks

The Al-Qaeda and other terrorist are reportedly changing their communication methods in light of the revelations about US led NSA `surveillance programme`.

Ecuador issued a `safe pass` for Snowden: Report

Ecuador has issued a "safe pass" transit permit for US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, according to the US-based Spanish-language TV network Univision.

Ecuador `may take weeks` to decide on Snowden`s asylum request

Ecuador`s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino has said that the request for asylum by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may not be addressed sooner.

Leak by Snowden a national security breach: Hagel

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel termed the leak of NSA surveillance programs as a severe national security breach as he expressed disappointment over Chinese govt`s decision to let Snowden fly out of Hong Kong.

US tells Russia it has legal basis to expel Snowden

The White House insisted on Wednesday that there was a clear, legal basis for Russia to expel fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, after President Vladimir Putin rejected earlier US demands.

Snowden `stuck` in Moscow, Russia rejects handover

US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Wednesday spent a fourth day at a Moscow airport with his onward travel plans still a mystery after Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected calls for his extradition to the US.

Snowden raises `freedom of expression` issue: Ecuador FM

Ecuador`s Foreign Minister said protection for fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was an issue of "freedom of expression".

Snowden betrayed America: NSA Chief

Whistleblower Edward Snowden "betrayed" America by leaking information about its secret surveillance programmes, US National Security Agency said .

Hong Kong rejects US request for Snowden`s arrest

The Hong Kong administration rejected a US request for the arrest of American whistleblower Edward Snowden, after which the ex-CIA operative left Hong Kong.

US hacks Chinese mobile phone messages: Snowden

The United States government hacks Chinese mobile phone companies to gather millions of text messages, former CIA agent Edward Snowden said.

Snowden extradition battle could take years: Experts

Attempts to extradite Edward Snowden, charged with espionage by US authorities, will result in a legal battle in Hong Kong that could last years, experts said.

US NSA rules for `snooping` on citizens revealed

The rules that US` National Security Agency (NSA) follows for the alleged inadvertent `snooping` on its own citizens have reportedly been revealed.

Plot against Wall Street foiled: US spy Chief

The Director of the NSA said the US government`s sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange.

Merkel says US helped foil terror plot, but questions NSA surveillance programme

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said US intelligence was key to foiling a large-scale terror plot.

Beijing rejects claim of Snowden being Chinese spy

Beijing has rubbished a former US president`s claim that Edward Snowden, a former US intelligence contractor-turned-whistleblower hiding in Hong Kong, was an agent of China.

Sharp drop in Obama`s approval rating

The approval rating of US President Barack Obama has registered a sharp drop in the last one month, and is now pegged at 45 per cent.

50% of Hong Kong opposes NSA leaker’s extradition: Poll

50 percent of Hong Kongers strongly oppose surrendering NSA whistleblower Snowden to the US government, a recent survey has revealed.