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Gayane Chichakyan

#FreeChelsea: Bradley Manning states he's 'female', wants to live as ‘Chelsea’
US Army Private Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified documents on Wednesday, announced that he would like to live out the rest of his life as a woman. The whistleblower has asked to refer to him by the name of Chelsea Manning.

22.08.2013 11:46

Russia says 'no Cold War' with US but Obama wants to 'pause and reassess ties'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that Moscow and Washington are not in the midst of an argument over NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but President Barack Obama says a “pause” is needed in order to reassess America’s relationship with Russia.

09.08.2013 16:10

Obama cancels Moscow meeting with Putin over Snowden
US President Barack Obama has canceled a meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow which was scheduled for September. The move comes after Russia’s recent decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

07.08.2013 13:02

Guantanamo hunger strike hits 6-month mark
A hunger strike that started over a routine cell search and escalated into a worldwide debate on the future of Guantanamo continues. For some, it may have expedited a release, but to others, it has brought only humiliation.

06.08.2013 04:01

Telecom giants give GCHQ unlimited access to networks, develop own spyware – Snowden leaks
Major telecom companies have been assisting the UK intelligence agency GCHQ by granting access to all the traffic passing through their fiber-optic cables – and by developing Trojan software, leaked papers obtained by German media reveal.

02.08.2013 18:02

White House 'extremely disappointed' with Snowden asylum
The White House is re-evaluating whether US President Barack Obama needs to participate in a summit this autumn with Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, after Moscow granted asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

01.08.2013 16:46

Russian laws ‘do not limit’ length of Snowden’s stay in transit zone
Russian laws do not limit the amount time that Edward Snowden can stay inside the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, and international law does not allow Russia to simply return the whistleblower to the US, Russia's Justice Ministry said.

27.07.2013 16:41

Russian official slams US for turning down Moscow's extradition requests
The US is pressuring Russia to hand over NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to face espionage charges. However, it routinely denies Russian requests to hand over suspected criminals living in America.

22.07.2013 12:02

'Justice for Trayvon': Rallies hit 100 cities
Thousands of people have participated in rallies in more than 100 cities across the US, calling for "justice for Trayvon Martin" after jury's decision last week found George Zimmerman not guilty of shooting unarmed black teenager dead.

20.07.2013 12:36

US preparing for military action in Syria, top US general says
President Barack Obama is considering using military force in Syria, and the Pentagon has prepared various scenarios for possible United States intervention.

18.07.2013 15:30

Day 150: Gitmo hunger strike continues amidst world’s outrage
The hunger strike in Guantanamo detention facility enters its 150th day with prisoners accusing the guards of worsening treatment and abusive searches. Doctors urge to stop the force-feeding in the prison and more voices call to shut it down.

04.07.2013 22:38

Obama’s Africa visit: US playing catch-up with China
US President Barack Obama began his African tour in a bid to strengthen ties and investment opportunities. But experts say the task might prove difficult as China already has significant influence in the region and US is forced to play catch-up.

27.06.2013 08:11