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Rory Suchet

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

NSA paid British spy agency $150 mln in secret funds – new leak
The NSA has made hush-hush payments of at least $150 million to Britain’s GCHQ spying agency over the past three years to influence British intelligence gathering operations. The payouts were revealed in new Snowden leaks published by The Guardian.

01.08.2013 15:14

Moscow rips into ‘vicious practice’ of extraditing Russian nationals to US
Moscow voiced outrage over the arrest of a Russian national in the Dominican Republic and his swift transfer to a US jail without Russia’s consent or knowledge last month. Moscow deemed Aleksander Panin’s extradition “unacceptable."

01.08.2013 11:38

‘Gitmo massage’: British inmate reveals sexual assaults and Inquisition-style torture
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, says he suffers from regular assaults, including those of a sexual nature, from the guards. He has spent more than 11 years at the US detention facility without charge.

01.08.2013 10:11

‘Go home or face arrest’: UK anti-illegal immigrant ads face stiff criticism
Mobile billboards calling on illegal immigrants to leave the UK have been criticized as a step too far by politicians. Campaign backers have hailed the initiative as an “alternative to arrest,” while critics decry the adverts as outright “intimidation.”

25.07.2013 05:18

Snowden may be granted entry to Russia Wednesday
Russia’s Immigration Service may grant entry permission to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been stranded at a Moscow airport since last month.

24.07.2013 04:45

Russia: Al-Qaeda-linked extremists hold 200 Kurdish civilians hostage as ‘live shield’ in Syria
Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have taken and continue to hold hostage about 200 Kurdish civilians, including women and children, using them as live shields in north-eastern Syria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has stated.

23.07.2013 15:33

Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq
The US military’s use of depleted uranium in Iraq has led to a sharp increase in Leukemia and birth defects in the city of Najaf – and panicked residents are fearing for their health. Cancer is now more common than the flu, a local doctor tells RT.

22.07.2013 03:06

UK anti-terror law allows border cops to seize phone data with no justification
UK border police can seize mobile phone data from anyone entering Britain without any justification. Under an anti-terror law, authorities can examine personal information and retain it for as long as they deem necessary.

15.07.2013 18:34

‘Free from imperial persecution’: Three Latin American countries offer shelter to Edward Snowden
Bolivia, Nicaragua and Venezuela have indicated that they could give asylum to the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It comes in the wake of the UNASUR summit, where Latin American leaders slammed EU ‘imperial’ skyjack of President Morales’ plane.

06.07.2013 00:54

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

Snowden stops over in Moscow en route to 'third country' with WikiLeaks help
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly stayed overnight at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The former CIA contractor, who left Hong Kong in a bid to elude extradition to the US on espionage charges, is on his way to a ‘third country’ via Russia.

23.06.2013 07:43