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Two FBI agents dropped in on Lonnie Snowden and his wife Karen Snowden at their property in Upper Macungie Township

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FBI agents visited the Pennsylvania home of Edward Snowden’s father and stepmother, just hours after the 29-year-old NSA whistleblower checked out of his plush Hong Kong hotel and went on the run from U.S. and Chinese authorities. Two men, identifying themselves as FBI agents, dropped in on Lonnie Snowden, 52, and his wife Karen Snowden, 48, at their property in Upper Macungie Township, as...

Edward Snowden has been stuck in transit at a Moscow airport for more than a month as he has no valid travel documents

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Lonnie Snowden, the father of CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has said the FBI asked him to travel to Moscow and see his son, but adds that he wants more details. Lonnie Snowden said he had been asked several weeks ago about Edward, who is sought by the US for leaking details of electronic surveillance programmes. However, Lonnie Snowden wants to know the FBI’s intentions, he told Russian...

Edward Snowden is set to fly from Moscow to Ecuador where he will seek asylum

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Edward Snowden is set to fly from Moscow to Ecuador where he will seek asylum, WikiLeaks has revealed. Whistleblower Edward Snowden, 30, flew into the Russian capital just after 5 p.m. local time on Sunday after fleeing Hong Kong, where he had been hiding out since leaking explosive details of the U.S. government’s widespread surveillance programs. Unable to leave Moscow’s Sheremtyevo...

Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of political asylum from Venezuela

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According to a Russian politician, Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of political asylum from Venezuela. Unofficial spokesman for the Kremlin Alexei Pushkov tweeted today that Edward Snowden, believed to be in Russia and wanted by the US authorities for leaking security secrets, is keen to take up the offer, AP reported. The tweet was removed a few minutes after it was posted. Soon after the t...

Edward Snowden had fled the US for Hong Kong but flew out on Sunday morning and is currently in Moscow

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Edward Snowden, the CIA contractor who leaked classified documents revealing US internet and phone surveillance, has asked Ecuador for asylum. The request was confirmed by Ecuador’s foreign minister on Twitter. Edward Snowden had fled the US for Hong Kong but flew out on Sunday morning and is currently in Moscow. A US extradition request to Hong Kong failed but Washington insists he should...

John Kerry has said US would be "disappointing" if Russia and China had helped fugitive Edward Snowden evade US attempts to extradite him from Hong Kong

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...erry has said US would be “disappointing” if Russia and China had helped fugitive Edward Snowden evade US attempts to extradite him from Hong Kong. Speaking during a visit to India, John Kerry said there would inevitably be “consequences” to such a move. Edward Snowden flew from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday. A seat was booked in his name on a flight to Cuba on Monday morni...

Edward Snowden has been holding a meeting with leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow

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Edward Snowden has been holding a meeting with leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. The fugitive US intelligence leaker requested the meeting with around 10 activists in the airport transit zone. Edward Snowden told activists he was seeking political asylum in Russia. He had earlier dropped his application when Moscow said he could stay only if he stopped lea...

Edward Snowden has claimed that the U.S. government has been hacking Hong Kong and Chinese networks for at least four years

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed that the U.S. government has been hacking Hong Kong and Chinese networks for at least four years. In his first interview since he revealed himself on Sunday, the 29-year-old whistleblower told the South China Morning Post that the NSA has hacked the country’s universities, businesses and politicians. Edward Snowden claimed the agency had hundreds of...

German Green MP Hans-Christian Stroebele has met Edward Snowden in Moscow

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Germany is keen to hear directly from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about the US spy agency’s activities. “If the message is that Mr. Snowden wants to give us information then we’ll gladly accept that,” said German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich. Edward Snowden’s lawyer said a meeting could occur in Moscow, but not Germany. Edward Snowden, 30, fled to Russ...

Edward Snowden’s father, Lon Snowden, has said he believes his son would return to the US on certain conditions

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Edward Snowden’s father, Lon Snowden, has said he believes his son would return to the US on certain conditions. Lon Snowden asked for “ironclad assurances” his son’s rights would be protected in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. He asked his son not be held before trial nor subjected to a gag order, and be able to choose where he was tried. Edward Snowden, who faces spy...

Edward Snowden thought about marrying his girlfriend Lindsay Mills and had previously taken her on a romantic break to Hong Kong

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Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked the NSA’s surveillance secrets, thought about marrying his girlfriend Lindsay Mills and had previously taken her on a romantic break to Hong Kong – where he was last seen fearing arrest. Edward Snowden, 29, and Lindsay mills, 28, were deeply in love and on her blog, she dotingly called him her “man of mystery” who she had followed around th...

Edward Snowden’s whereabouts are unclear after he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow

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...Lavrov says Russia has had no involvement in the travel plans of fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden’s whereabouts are unclear after he flew from Hong Kong to Moscow on Sunday. His US passport has been revoked. Sergei Lavrov insisted Edward Snowden had not crossed the border and rejected what he termed US attempts to blame Russia for his disappearance. US Secretary of State...

Nicaragua and Venezuela have offered political asylum to US fugitive Edward Snowden

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Nicaragua and Venezuela have offered political asylum to US fugitive Edward Snowden. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said his country would give asylum Edward Snowden, who is believed to be holed up in a transit area of Moscow airport. Meanwhile Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said his country would do so “if circumstances permit”. WikiLeaks said Edward Snowden had appli...

Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has sent asylum requests to 21 countries

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Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden has sent asylum requests to 21 countries, according to a statement published by WikiLeaks. They include China, France, Ireland and Venezuela. Russia and Norway confirmed they had received applications. But Russia said Edward Snowden later withdrew the application as the Kremlin had set conditions. Edward Snowden accuses President Barack Obama of putting pressure...

Ecuador officials say it could take months to rule on an asylum bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden

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...Ecuador officials say it could take months to rule on an asylum bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said it had taken Ecuador two months to grant asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks. The website has been lending legal support to Edward Snowden, who is in a transit zone at a Moscow airport. A WikiLeaks tweet said the Am...

Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing him to leave the Moscow airport

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Edward Snowden has thanked Russia for granting him temporary asylum, allowing him to leave the Moscow airport where he has been holed up since June. In a statement, Edward Snowden also accused the US government of showing “no respect” for international law. The US has charged Edward Snowden with leaking details of its electronic surveillance programmes. Washington has expressed its &#...

Edward Snowden accuses President Barack Obama of deception and taking away his basic rights as an American in a letter released by WikiLeaks

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Edward Snowden accuses President Barack Obama of deception and taking away his basic rights as an American in a letter released by WikiLeaks. The letter says Barack Obama – despite his public denials that he’d been “wheeling and dealing” with international parties over Edward Snowden – has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to pressurize governments where the 30-year-old has so...

Edward Snowden spoke via video link at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin

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...if used by the general public, would make NSA bulk surveillance programs much more difficult. Edward Snowden also denounced what he saw as a change in US priorities since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, focusing on breaking communication security rather than protecting information. Edward Snowden spoke via video link at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin “When you are the...

The father of fugitive Edward Snowden has arrived in Russia to visit his son

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Lon Snowden – the father of fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden – has arrived in Russia to visit his son. Lon Snowden told journalists on his arrival in Moscow that he felt “extreme gratitude that my son is safe and secure and he’s free”. Edward Snowden, 30, was granted asylum in Russia in August after weeks spent in a transit zone at Moscow airport when th...

The plane of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales plane had to be diverted to Austria amid suspicion that Edward Snowden was on board

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...ne on Moscow airport had to be diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the Bolivian foreign minister has said. Officials in both Austria and Bolivia said Edward Snowden was not on the plane. France and Portugal reportedly refused to allow the Moscow-Bolivia flight to cross their airspace. Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Bolivia and...

Icelandic lawmakers have put legislation on the table that would make NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a citizen of the polar country

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Icelandic lawmakers have put legislation on the table that would make NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a citizen of the polar country. Member of Iceland’s parliament Ögmundur Jónasson first made the proposition this morning, the last day before the 63-member legislative body begins their summer leave. Granting citizenship to Edward Snowden, who admits to revealing key details of U.S. survei...

The FBI and Russian FSB security services are "in talks" over fugitive Edward Snowden

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The FBI and Russian FSB security services are “in talks” over fugitive Edward Snowden, according to President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman. However, Dmitry Peskov repeated Russia’s position that it would “not hand anyone over”. Edward Snowden, 30, has been stuck in transit at a Moscow airport for the past month as he has no valid travel documents. The US Attorney...

US will go ahead with high-level talks with Russia despite Moscow's decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden

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US officials say they will go ahead with high-level talks with Russia on Friday despite Moscow’s decision to grant asylum to Edward Snowden. Some members of Edward Snowden’s family are applying for visas to visit him in Russia, his lawyer says. Edward Snowden was granted asylum by Russia despite repeated requests from the US that he be returned to America. He leaked details about a se...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport

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Edward Snowden is still in the transit area at Moscow airport, Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed. Vladimir Putin said intelligence leaker Edward Snowden remained a free man, and the sooner he chose a destination the better. The US said earlier that it did not seek “confrontation”, but that Russia should hand over Edward Snowden. Because Edward Snowden is in the pre-immigr...

Edward Snowden, the former CIA contractor who has identified himself as the source of leaks about the NSA’s surveillance programmes, is believed to be holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong

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Edward Snowden, the former CIA contractor who has identified himself as the source of leaks about the US National Security Agency’s surveillance programmes, is believed to be holed up in a hotel in Hong Kong. Edward Snowden, 29, told The Guardian he flew to Hong Kong on May 20, after leaking information about the NSA’s surveillance programme. He said that he chose Hong Kong because the city...