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The world must hear from Edward Snowden again | Mark Weisbrot

The White House and its media allies are gradually undermining the NSA whistleblower. The cause of liberty needs his advocacy<p>In the case of Edward Snowden and the secret surveillance abuses that he has exposed, it's us against them. But who is "us" and who is "them?"<p>This started out as a story of …

Edward Snowden accuses US of illegal, aggressive campaign

Whistleblower uses first public appearance since surveillance leaks to defend decision and praise states that offered asylum<p>The American whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the US of waging a campaign of "historically disproportionate aggression" against him during an extraordinary meeting …

Edward Snowden's father says FBI asked him to fly to Moscow

The father of the whistleblower Edward Snowden has said the FBI tried to persuade him to fly to Moscow so that he could encourage his son to return to the United States.<p>"I said: 'I want to be able to speak with my son … Can you set up communications?' and it was 'Well, we are not sure,'" Lon …

Was Biden right?

The advance of Islamic militants across Iraq has brought fresh criticism for the Obama administration — but may also deliver a grim measure of vindication to one very prominent White House official: Vice President Joe Biden.<p>In recent months, former officials and pundits have questioned and even …

Obama 'urgently' considering air assault on targets in Syria and Iraq

The Obama administration is urgently considering an air assault on Islamic extremists that officials told the Guardian could be directed at targets in Syria as well as Iraq.<p>President Obama announced on Friday that in the "days ahead" he will decide on a package of military and diplomatic options to …

North Korea arrests third US citizen

North Korea has said it has arrested an American tourist for an alleged unspecified crime, bringing the number of US citizens it holds to three.<p>The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday that authorities were investigating the man for allegedly doing acts inconsistent with the …

How the NSA plans to prevent another Snowden

The National Security Agency is working overtime to make sure another Edward Snowden doesn’t happen again. But many of the methods are rubbing current NSA employees the wrong way.<p>Two former NSA officials told VentureBeat that the agency, still reeling from the Snowden debacle, has unleashed even …

D-day veteran, 89, who ran off to France for anniversary: 'I'd do it again'

It was the story that knocked the speeches of world leaders and royalty off the front pages this weekend: the second world war veteran who refused to miss the D-day commemorations and staged a "great escape" from his care home to join his compatriots on the beaches of Normandy.<p>On Saturday, Bernard …

EU: Germany backs British call for tougher benefit rules

Iain Duncan Smith describes talks with German ministers on reforming EU benefits rules as “a meeting of minds”, as David Cameron prepares for a key summit with Angela Merkel in Sweden<p>Britain and Germany have reached agreement on the need for sweeping reforms to European immigration rules in order …

Somali Pirates Free 11 Crew Kidnapped in 2010

MOGADISHU — Eleven crew members held hostage by Somali pirates for more than three years have been released, regional and United Nations officials said on Saturday.<p>The number of attacks by Somali pirates has fallen over the last two years due to increased naval patrols and the presence of …

Russia To Submit U.N. Resolution on Ukraine as 5 Die in Luhansk

MOSCOW - Five pro-Russian separatists were killed and seven Ukrainian guards wounded Monday in clashes near Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.<p>The fighting began in the early hours of the morning in the area, where the separatists are trying to take control of the Ukrainian border control posts.<p>Local …