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Barack Obama defends US surveillance programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 23:59

President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended America`s controversial surveillance programme, saying the country is not "going around snooping" and targets "specific areas of concern".

No EU-US trade talks without guarantees on spying: Hollande

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 13:42

French President Francois Hollande called on Washington to offer Paris and its European allies guarantees on the spying issue before continuing free trade negotiations.

US Senators tell Obama to get tough on Snowden issue

Last Updated: Monday, July 01, 2013, 13:41

Top US senators have asked Obama administration to get tougher on the issue of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

China seeks explanation of US surveillance programme

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 19:20

China joined the growing international chorus in demanding an explanation from the US over its controversial surveillance programmes which had collected troves of information by tracking millions of telephone records.

Publish more US govt info on NSA programmes, says Google

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 09:07

Google is asking the Obama administration to allow it to disclose more details about the US govt`s closely guarded demands for emails and other information.

EU to seek privacy guarantees from US after intel scandal

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:18

The European Union (EU)said it will seek a strong commitment from the United States to respect the rights of European citizens.