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Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

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Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

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Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Did Snowden Apply for Asylum in Russia?

Russia Foreign Ministry consul Kim Shevchenko said US whistle-blower Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum at the consular office at Moscow’s Sheremtyevo airport at 10.30pm on Sunday.

Shevchenko said “The UK citizen and Snowden’s representative Sarah Harrison passed on a request by Edward Snowden to be granted political asylum.”

Meanwhile, the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) has refuted media reports of the application. Zalina Kornilova, head of FMS press service, told RT, information in the foreign media which states that Snowden asked for asylum “is not true.”

The 30-year-old former CIA analyst, who is wanted by the US, is believed to be staying in a Moscow airport hotel. Stripped of his US passport, he has been trapped in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport since June 23rd after flying in from Hong Kong where he leaked top secret documents detailing NSA surveillance programs.

Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters that Russia will not hand over Snowden to U.S. authorities, but he added,

“If he wants to stay here, there is one condition: He must stop his activities aimed at inflicting damage on our American partners, no matter how strange it may sound coming from my lips.”

While Snowden remains in legal limbo, Washington is facing the fall-out over new claims published on the weekend of alleged spying by the US security services on the embassies and missions of its EU allies, including France, Italy and Greece.

While traveling in Africa, President Obama addressed reports that the NSA has bugged America’s European allies, saying, “It should not be a surprise that intelligence agencies seek additional insight beyond what’s available through open sources. If that weren’t the case, then there’d be no use for an intelligence service.”

RT, the first Russian 24/7 English-language news channel, reports that under Russian law, a person can be granted political asylum if one’s life and health are in danger or if one’s rights and freedoms are violated.

The decision on the matter should be approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service FMS, as well as the Federal Security Service, and Foreign and Internal ministries, the source explained. After that, the bid is considered by the presidential commission on citizenship and then sent to the head of state. The entire procedure may take up to several months. If a person is denied asylum, one can still remain in Russia under refugee status.

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Emine Dilek (194 Posts)

Publisher/Managing Editor: Progressive Press. Contributing Editor: WVoN-Women's Views on News. Columnist: Palm Beach Woman Magazine. Former executive producer and radio host: WVR -Women's Voice Radio, Human Rights/Peace Activist, Aspiring Author/ Journalist/ Poet/ Blogger. Emine also appears as a revolving guest on PNN radio show -international political analyst-, and had been a guest on Liberal Fix and Brian Hammer Jackson Show. Her articles have been published in various publications such as The Vibe UK, The New Agenda, W.E.A Women @ Work, Amazing Women Rock and ICAHK.


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