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Edward Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden arrived early Thursday in Moscow, Russian television showed, for the first meeting with his son since the latter became a fugitive. Lon Snowden arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where his son had spent more than a month in transit limbo before Moscow agreed to grant him temporary asylum. He was met by Snowden's Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena. Snowden flew in to Moscow on June 23 from Hong Kong with a revoked US passport.

Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden arrived early Thursday in Moscow, hoping to meet his son for the first time since the latter became a fugitive. Lon Snowden arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where his son had spent more than a month in transit limbo before Moscow agreed to grant him temporary asylum. "I'm here to learn more about my son's situation," he told journalists at the airport. "My hope is to learn more about his circumstances and his health and to discuss legal options."

Russian website publishes photo of shopping 'Snowden'

A sensationalist Russian news website on Monday published a photograph that it claims is the first to show US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden since he emerged from a Moscow airport in August. In the blurry image published by Life News, a casually dressed man sporting a goatee with sunglasses perched on his head is pictured pushing a supermarket trolley full of groceries across a road. A car with partly legible Russian plates and a crossing sign identify the scene as in Russia.

Snowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry: newspaper

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it would not let him fly from Russia to Cuba, a Russian newspaper reported on Monday. Snowden, who is wanted in the United States for leaking details of U.S. government surveillance programs, had planned to fly to Havana from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport a day after arriving from Hong Kong on June 23.

Russian airport limbo ends for Snowden, new life begins

By Lidia Kelly, Alissa de Carbonnel and Timothy Heritage MOSCOW (Reuters) - After nearly six weeks in hiding at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Edward Snowden walked calmly out of the transit area, ducked into a car and was driven away unnoticed. It was an anti-climactic end to one chapter of a saga watched by the world in which the American, wanted in Washington for leaking details of secret U.S. surveillance programs, stayed out of sight for almost 40 days and nights.

Snowden gains asylum in Russia

Moscow, Aug 1 (EFE).- Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden left the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Thursday after receiving a temporary grant of asylum in Russia, his Russian legal adviser told the media. "I delivered to him the certification of the grant of temporary asylum for one year in the Russian Federation," attorney Anatoli Kucherena said, adding that the American may travel freely throughout the country.

Snowden given Russia asylum, leaves airport

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday left the Moscow airport where he was marooned for five weeks, after Russia granted him one year's asylum in a move that risks infuriating Washington. Snowden slipped out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport in a cloak-and-dagger operation overseen by his Russian lawyer but unnoticed by the hordes of media trying to follow his every move.

Snowden in 'safe place', location won't be disclosed

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for a safe location that will not be disclosed for security reasons, his lawyer said Thursday. "He has gone to a safe place. I hope you will be understanding about this information," his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Rossiya 24 television, holding up a scanned copy of Snowden's certificate granting him a year's temporary asylum in Russia.

US sends letter to Russia over Snowden

Russia has received a letter from the United States spelling out its position over intelligence leaker Edward Snowden whose month-long stay in a Moscow airport has led to new tensions in diplomatic ties, the justice ministry said Thursday. "On July 24, 2013, the Russian justice ministry received a letter from US Attorney General Eric Holder which explains certain aspects of the US position on the issue of ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden's status," the ministry said in a written statement sent to AFP.

Snowden waits in airport as US presses Moscow

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden Thursday awaited permission to leave the Moscow airport where he has been stuck for over a month, as the United States stepped up pressure on Russia to send him back home. State media indicated Wednesday that the authorities were preparing to let Snowden leave the transit zone of Sheremetyevo airport but then -- in mysterious circumstances -- he failed to emerge.
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