Snowden Affair http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/57650/all en Mexico, Brazil have new reasons to beef with Obama just in time for G20 summit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130903/mexico-brazil-presidents-nsa-snowden-spying <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; 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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/130903/mexico-brazil-presidents-nsa-snowden-spying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Americas Want to Know Emerging Markets Brazil Politics Mexico United States Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:53:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus and Simeon Tegel 5923546 at http://www.globalpost.com One in 5 flagged CIA job applications has 'significant' terrorism links http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130902/one-5-flagged-cia-job-applications-has-significa <!--paging_filter--><p>One in five job applications to the Central Intelligence Agency that were flagged for extra scrutiny had &quot;significant&quot; links to terrorism, according to a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/us-intelligence-agencies-spend-millions-to-hunt-for-insider-threats-document-shows/2013/09/01/c6ab6c74-0ffe-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html" target="_blank">report published in the Washington Post.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130902/one-5-flagged-cia-job-applications-has-significa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Snowden Affair United States Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:14:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5922863 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks: The US government takes its pound of flesh http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130821/wikileaks-manning-35-years-government-takes-pound-flesh <p>In the deeply polarized post-WikiLeaks world, no conceivable sentence would have satisfied public opinion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130821/wikileaks-manning-35-years-government-takes-pound-flesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Politics United States Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:10:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5914720 at http://www.globalpost.com The US and Britain: Extra super secret special relationship? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130820/us-britain-surveillance-snowden-special-relationship <p>LONDON &mdash; 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&rsquo;s &ldquo;heads up,&rdquo; as a White House spokesman called it, has raised questions about an issue that&rsquo;s been floating at the edges of the widening debate over the secret information divulged by whistleblower Edward Snowden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130820/us-britain-surveillance-snowden-special-relationship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Snowden Affair Diplomacy United Kingdom United States Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:11:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill 5914006 at http://www.globalpost.com UK spy agency made us smash our hard drives, Guardian editor says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130820/guardian-hard-drives-edward-snowden-david-miranda 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.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130820/guardian-hard-drives-edward-snowden-david-miranda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know United Kingdom United States Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:13:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill 5913679 at http://www.globalpost.com David Miranda, Glenn Greenwald's partner, detained at London airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/130818/glen-greenwalds-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."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/130818/glen-greenwalds-partner-detained-at-london-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know NSA Snowden Affair Politics Mon, 19 Aug 2013 01:19:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5912569 at http://www.globalpost.com US outsourced spy work to UK, new documents reveal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130802/us-outsourced-spy-work-uk-edward-snowden-leaks <p>LONDON &mdash; 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&rsquo;s ongoing investigation of documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/130802/us-outsourced-spy-work-uk-edward-snowden-leaks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Snowden Affair United Kingdom United States Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:33:00 +0000 Corinne Purtill 5900920 at http://www.globalpost.com White House 'extremely disappointed' that Russia granted Snowden asylum (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130801/edward-snowden-granted-temporary-asylum-russia "We're very disappointed, extremely disappointed in Russia's decision to provide temporary asylum to Mr Snowden," White House press secretary Jay Carney said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130801/edward-snowden-granted-temporary-asylum-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Snowden Affair Russia United States Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5899877 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden does not have pass to leave Moscow airport (UPDATES) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130724/snowden-stay-moscow-airport-now-lawyers-say 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.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130724/snowden-stay-moscow-airport-now-lawyers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Russia United States Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:34:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5892475 at http://www.globalpost.com Edward Snowden formally seeks asylum in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130716/edward-snowden-asylum-russia The move puts the Kremlin in an uncomfortable position.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130716/edward-snowden-asylum-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Russia United States Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:36:00 +0000 News Desk 5885155 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden affair: David - 1; Goliath - 0? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130713/edward-snowden-moscow-asylum-obama-putin <p>Who would win a popularity contest between Barack Obama and Edward Snowden? Both men inspire strong emotions across the spectrum, and both men have a lot to lose. But at the moment, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seems to be pulling ahead in the all-important arena of public opinion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130713/edward-snowden-moscow-asylum-obama-putin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Diplomacy Culture & Lifestyle Russia Technology United States Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5883324 at http://www.globalpost.com Snowden affair: Your move, Moscow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130713/edward-snowden-affair-moscow-asylum <p style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">First he did, then he didn&rsquo;t, and now he did again: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden&rsquo;s multiple asylum requests to Russia have bordered on confusing.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">But for Russia, they&rsquo;ve become downright uncomfortable.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130713/edward-snowden-affair-moscow-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Snowden Affair Diplomacy Russia Technology United States Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:46:24 +0000 News Desk 5883188 at http://www.globalpost.com Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in Russia: Russian media (LIVE BLOG) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130712/edward-snowden-meeting-moscow-airport In his first public appearance since last month's National Security Agency leaks, contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden made his case for asylum in Russia. Here's the latest from Moscow and beyond. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130712/edward-snowden-meeting-moscow-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Russia United States Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5882255 at http://www.globalpost.com HRW: Venezuela's no country for whistleblowers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/130710/venezuela-snowden-asylum-human-rights-watch-vivanco <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; If US whistleblower Edward Snowden takes refuge in Venezuela he might quickly wish he hadn&#39;t.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/venezuela/130710/venezuela-snowden-asylum-human-rights-watch-vivanco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair Want to Know Russia United States Venezuela Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:35:00 +0000 Dudley Althaus 5880862 at http://www.globalpost.com How Snowden might just spark a new Cold War in America's backyard http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130709/russia-latin-america-snowden-asylum <p>Edward Snowden remains in the transit lounge of Moscow&rsquo;s Sheremetyevo airport, apparently still choosing between offers from Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia &mdash; drawing attention to the burgeoning relationship between Moscow and those Latin American critics of the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/130709/russia-latin-america-snowden-asylum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Snowden Affair World Leaders Want to Know Russia Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:56:00 +0000 News Desk 5879627 at http://www.globalpost.com