Asylum

  • Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine makes his silver screen debut in 'Begin Again' 31-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Los Angeles: Singer Adam Levine is set to make his silver screen debut in John Carney's 'Begin Again'. After acting in TV show 'American Horror Story: Asylum', Levine is making his move from the rock-star stage to playing a rising rock star on the big screen in 'Begin Again', reports...
  • Edward Snowden would help Brazil if given asylum: Reports 17-12-2013 04:36 PM

    National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in "an open letter to the Brazilian people" that he would be willing to help Brazil's government investigate US spying on its soil, but that he could do so only if granted political asylum. In a letter obtained and published early on Tuesday...
  • US sees surge of asylum seekers from India: Report 09-09-2013 08:15 PM

    The United states has seen a mysterious surge of asylum seekers from India entering America illegally through the southwestern desert state of Arizona bordering Mexico, according to a media report. Hundreds, and perhaps thousands, of Indians over the past year have asked for asylum claiming to fear they may be...
  • Edward Snowden travelled to India before 2011: Report 29-08-2013 03:39 PM

    CIA contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked some of America's most closely guarded secrets, had travelled to India before 2011 but did not report the tripduring his background-check process. "The background checkers failed to verify Snowden's account of a past security violation and his work for the CIA, they didn't thoroughly...
  • Close Cameron aides asked paper to destroy Snowden data 22-08-2013 03:38 AM

    London: Two of British Prime Minister David Cameron's most senior aides pressed the Guardian newspaper to hand over or destroy intelligence secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, political sources said on Wednesday. News that Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood and National Security Adviser Kim Darroch were involved drags Cameron into a storm...
  • Over 100 rescued after boat sinks in Indian Ocean 20-08-2013 11:54 AM

    Rescuers pulled more than 100 suspected asylum seekers to safety on Tuesday after their boat sank in the Indian Ocean. The boat sank about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. An Australian navy ship hurried to the scene after...
  • Guardian journalist vows to publish more secrets after Britain detains partner 20-08-2013 08:16 AM

    The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former US intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will "regret" detaining his partner for nine hours. British authorities used anti-terrorism laws on Sunday to detain David Miranda, partner of US journalist Glenn...
  • Snowden downloaded NSA secrets while working for Dell, say sources 16-08-2013 07:15 AM

    Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the US government's electronic spying programs while he was working for Dell Inc in April 2012, almost a year earlier than previously reported, according to US officials and other sources familiar with the matter. Snowden, who was granted a year's asylum...
  • Barack Obama says Vladimir Putin appears 'like a bored kid' 11-08-2013 06:46 AM

    President Barack Obama on Friday denied he has poor relations with Vladimir Putin after canceling their Moscow talks, but said the Russian president sometimes appear "like a bored kid in the back of the classroom." US-Russian relations plunged to one of their lowest points since the Cold War this week...
  • Despite Snowden fracas, US to hold high-level talks with Russia on Friday 07-08-2013 06:14 AM

    The United States will hold talks with Russia's defense and foreign ministers in Washington on Friday despite Moscow's decision to grant asylum to former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, US officials said on Tuesday. The State Department, confirming a report by Reuters, said the talks would go ahead and...
  • Obama rethinks summit with Putin after Snowden granted asylum in Russia 02-08-2013 06:05 AM

    President Barack Obama is rethinking whether to hold a summit in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin in September 2013 after Russia rejected US pleas and gave temporary asylum to former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, the White House said on Thursday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama and...
  • United States disappointed at Russia's grant of temporary asylum to Snowden 02-08-2013 04:01 AM

    The White House has expressed "extreme disappointment" at Russia's grant of temporary asylum to fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Washington said it was evaluating a scheduled presidential summit in September, Xinhua reported. "We are extremely disappointed that the Russian government would take this step, despite our very clear and...
  • Snowden thanks Russians for asylum approval 01-08-2013 10:13 PM

    National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and officially entered Russia after authorities granted him asylum for a year, his lawyer said Thursday, a move that suggests the Kremlin isn't shying away from further conflict with the United States. Snowden's whereabouts will be...
  • US lawmakers warn Russia of firm response on asylum to Edward Snowden 01-08-2013 08:57 PM

    Fuming US lawmakers on Thursday warned Russia of a "firm response" after it granted one year asylum to Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the NSA's secret telephone and Internet surveillance programme. Terming Moscow's decision as a setback to US-Russia relations, top American Senators demanded that Snowden, 30, who is sought in...
  • Snowden slips out of Moscow airport after Russia grants him temporary asylum 01-08-2013 06:47 PM

    Whistleblower andformer US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden slipped quietly out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after Russia granted him temporary asylum, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area. A Russian lawyer who has been assisting Snowden said the American, who is wanted in the...
  • Edward Snowden secures temporary asylum in Russia 01-08-2013 05:49 PM

    US whistleblower Edward Snowden slipped quietly out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on Thursday after securing temporary asylum in Russia, ending more than a month in limbo in the transit area. A Russian lawyer who has been assisting Snowden said the American, who is wanted in the United States for leaking...
  • Online series 'House of Cards' makes Emmy history 18-07-2013 06:40 PM

    Los Angeles: Netflix's 'House of Cards' made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television's top awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer. The nomination, one of nine nods earned by the...
  • Snowden documents could be 'worst nightmare' for US: Journalist 14-07-2013 11:28 AM

    Buenos Aires: Fugitive former US spy contractor Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United States' "worst nightmare" if revealed, a journalist familiar with the data said. Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who first published the documents Snowden leaked, said on Saturday that the US government should be...
  • Edward Snowden has not yet accepted asylum in Venezuela: WikiLeaks 10-07-2013 07:07 AM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has not yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela, the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said on Tuesday after a Russian lawmaker posted a statement to that effect on Twitter and then deleted it. WikiLeaks, on its own Twitter feed, said that states involved in deciding...
  • Snowden affair clouds US attempts to press China to curb cyber theft 09-07-2013 04:11 AM

    Washington: Revelations by former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden will make it harder for the United States to confront China at talks this week over the alleged cyber theft of trade secrets worth hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Snowden's disclosures of American electronic surveillance around the world...
  • Heavily pregnant woman among 100 Syrians rescued off Italy 05-07-2013 05:28 AM

    Rome: The Italian coastguard has intercepted a boat off the island of Sicily with 100 Syrian migrants on board, including 10 women, one whom was heavily pregnant. A police vessel accompanied the migrant boat into the port at Syracuse on Sicily's eastern coast, where medical checks were carried out on...
  • The Last Word: Has India's response to Snowden's revelations been supine or pragmatic? 03-07-2013 11:16 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended the vast US surveillance programme under which India is the fifth most tracked country, saying, "it is not actually snooping". ...
  • Edward Snowden rightfully charged in courts, says US 03-07-2013 09:51 AM

    Washington: Rejecting allegations of political vendetta, the US has said Edward Snowden is rightfully charged by its courts for espionage and leaking classified information, and Washington is making diplomatic efforts to ensure he is brought back to face those charges. "Snowden has been lawfully charged in US courts. As a...
  • Snowden's options narrow as asylum requests spurned 03-07-2013 06:50 AM

    Moscow: Countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe spurned asylum requests by Edward Snowden on Tuesday, despite a call by Venezuela for the world to protect the former US spy agency contractor wanted by Washington for espionage. Snowden, who revealed secret US electronic surveillance programmes, has applied for political asylum...
  • Has India become the only country to back the US on cyber snooping? 02-07-2013 11:55 PM

    India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. ...
  • News 360: Naxals ambush police convoy and kill SP, 4 other policemen 02-07-2013 10:02 PM

    Naxals ambushed a police convoy in Jharkhand and killed the Pakur Superintendent of Police and 4 other policemen. The incident took place a month after the attack on Congress leaders in Sukma. ...
  • Khurshid defends US surveillance programme, says 'it is not snooping' 02-07-2013 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday defended the vast US surveillance programme under which India is the fifth most tracked country, saying, "it is not actually snooping". "This is not scrutiny and access to actual messages. It is only computer analysis of patterns of calls and emails...
  • India turns down US whistleblower Edward Snowden's asylum request 02-07-2013 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: India has rejected US National Security Agency whistleblower Edwarden's request for asylum in the country. The Ministry of External Affairs said it saw no reason to accede to Snowden's request. "The Indian Embassy in Moscow did receive a request for asylum in a communication dated 30 June from...
  • India unlikely to consider Edward Snowden's asylum request: sources 02-07-2013 10:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian government sources have said that they have received no formal asylum request from US whistleblower Edward Snowden and that there have been only public statements. Government sources say they are unlikely to consider the request given that Snowden has no travel documents. Government sources say India...
  • Snowden's fate is in the hands of Russia: Ecuador 01-07-2013 01:43 AM

    Portoviejo: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Sunday the fate of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation. Correa said his government cannot begin considering asylum for...