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Mexico, Brazil have new reasons to beef with Obama just in time for G20 summit

MEXICO CITY — His tangles with Vladimir Putin over Syria and gay rights might already have guaranteed President Barack Obama a chilly stay this week at the G20 summit in the former Russian imperial capital of St. Petersburg. Now, new allegations of US spying on the presidents of Mexico and Brazil could bring him a little Latin heat as well.

One in 5 flagged CIA job applications has 'significant' terrorism links

One in five job applications to the Central Intelligence Agency that were flagged for extra scrutiny had "significant" links to terrorism, according to a report published in the Washington Post.

WikiLeaks: The US government takes its pound of flesh

In the deeply polarized post-WikiLeaks world, no conceivable sentence would have satisfied public opinion.

The US and Britain: Extra super secret special relationship?

LONDON — Sometime before a plane from Berlin touched down at Heathrow Airport on Sunday morning, the British authorities placed a call to Washington to report that they would be detaining one of the passengers. Britain’s “heads up,” as a White House spokesman called it, has raised questions about an issue that’s been floating at the edges of the widening debate over the secret information divulged by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

UK spy agency made us smash our hard drives, Guardian editor says

LONDON — How far would the UK go to stem the National Security Agency leaks? Far enough to detain a journalist's partner under counterterrorism laws and order a leading news organization to destroy its own hard drives, according to the editor of the Guardian newspaper, who on Monday revealed the lengths the government has gone to halt the paper’s investigations into confidential files leaked by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden.

David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's partner, detained at London airport

"To detain my partner for a full nine hours while denying him a lawyer, and then seize large amounts of his possessions, is clearly intended to send a message of intimidation to those of us who have been reporting on the NSA and GCHQ."

US outsourced spy work to UK, new documents reveal

LONDON — The United States has been relying on the UK and its surveillance-friendly laws to spy on its behalf, possibly including work prohibited under US law, according to the latest story from the Guardian newspaper’s ongoing investigation of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

White House 'extremely disappointed' that Russia granted Snowden asylum (VIDEO)

"We're very disappointed, extremely disappointed in Russia's decision to provide temporary asylum to Mr Snowden," White House press secretary Jay Carney said.

Snowden does not have pass to leave Moscow airport (UPDATES)

Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, who visited the American at the Moscow airport on Wednesday, said migration officials are still looking into his asylum request.

Edward Snowden formally seeks asylum in Russia

The move puts the Kremlin in an uncomfortable position.
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