Edward Snowden

Russia to grant James Comey asylum if US persecutes him: Vladimir Putin

"If there is persecution against Comey, we will be ready to grant him political asylum as well," said Putin.

Jun 15, 2017, 22:35 PM IST
Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey

Vladimir Putin jokes could offer asylum to ex-FBI chief James Comey

Putin granted asylum to Snowden after he leaked details of US surveillance programmes and was stranded in Moscow after his passport was cancelled.

Jun 15, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Vladimir Putin reveals his views on women, gays and Edward Snowden

Vladimir Putin reveals his views on women, gays and Edward Snowden

Putin even denied that there was any persecution of gay people in Russia, despite a law being passed against the "propaganda of homosexuality among minors".

Jun 08, 2017, 13:06 PM IST

Russian President Vladimir Putin stirs controversy, says 'I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days'

Putin has stirred a controversy by making a sexist comment in a documentary.

Jun 07, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as ''gift''

Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as ''gift''

Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to US President Donald Trump who had said the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower deserves to be executed for being a spy, according to a senior American intelligence official.

Feb 11, 2017, 10:08 AM IST
Russia allows Snowden to stay for two more years

Russia allows Snowden to stay for two more years

Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden`s Russian residency permit by two years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. 

Jan 18, 2017, 14:59 PM IST

Edward Snowden a 'fabricator' in contact with Russian intel: Report

A scathing US Congressional report released today branded intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a "serial exaggerator and fabricator" and said he has had continual contact with Russian intelligence services.

Dec 23, 2016, 01:50 AM IST
Edward Snowden sends strong anti-surveillance message to US President-elect Donald Trump

Edward Snowden sends strong anti-surveillance message to US President-elect Donald Trump

In a clear message to US President-elect Donald Trump, the famed National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that government surveillance programmes will create "vulnerabilities" for social media users.

Dec 14, 2016, 09:46 AM IST

US, UK spies targeted phone calls made from airplanes: Report

Le Monde has an access to US whistleblower Edward Snowden's archive in partnership with news website The Intercept.

Dec 08, 2016, 12:47 PM IST
Edward Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Edward Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

It's a further blow for the 33-year-old US citizen and his supporters at the Norwegian branch of the PEN Club who hoped he would be able to pick up the Ossietzky prize, which celebrates "outstanding efforts for freedom of expression."

Nov 26, 2016, 00:31 AM IST
Norway's supreme court rejects Edward Snowden's final appeal seeking assurance against extradition

Norway's supreme court rejects Edward Snowden's final appeal seeking assurance against extradition

Norway's supreme court today rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradicted to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award.

Nov 26, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Edward Snowden urges people to work together, not to fear Donald Trump

Edward Snowden urges people to work together, not to fear Donald Trump

"If we want to have a better world, we cannot hope for an Obama and we should not fear a Donald Trump. Rather we should build it ourselves," Snowden said late Thursday, addressing an audience in the Netherlands in a live video chat from Russia.

Nov 11, 2016, 17:34 PM IST

Norway appeals court rejects Snowden extradition lawsuit

A Norwegian appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from fugitive former US spy contractor Edward Snowden against the Norwegian government, upholding the verdict of a lower court, it said on Wednesday.

Sep 28, 2016, 16:25 PM IST
Don't use Google Allo, warns Edward Snowden: Know why!

Don't use Google Allo, warns Edward Snowden: Know why!

The Google Allo, which is expected to compete with the likes of messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, is however already facing security concerns.

Sep 21, 2016, 22:19 PM IST

Edward Snowden makes case for presidential pardon

Whistleblower Edward Snowden believes that US President Barack Obama should pardon him before he leaves office in January, arguing that the disclosure by WikiLeaks of the scale of surveillance by the US and British intelligence agencies was not only morally right but had left citizens better off.

Sep 13, 2016, 22:32 PM IST

Fugitive Snowden urges Obama to pardon him

US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden called on President Barack Obama to pardon him, saying in comments published today it had been morally "necessary" to shine a light on mass surveillance.

Sep 13, 2016, 21:50 PM IST