Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports that an American spy program widely targeted data in emails and telephone calls across the region.
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s father has secured documents to visit his son in Russia and plans to discuss how he could fight espionage charges, Lon Snowden and his attorney said Sunday.
President Obama announced new measures Friday about working with Congress to change the oversight of some of the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance programs following former defense contractor Edward Snowden leaking classified information.
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The heads of the nation’s three top intelligence agencies said Thursday they strive to protect Americans’ privacy in an evolving era of cybersecurity threats, electronic surveillance and concerns about government data-monitoring.
The Kremlin voiced disappointment Wednesday with President Barack Obama’s decision to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said that it remains ready to cooperate with the United States on bilateral and international issues.
President Barack Obama will not travel to Moscow as planned to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting had been scheduled for next month.
The crisis in Syria and Russia’s decision to grant temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden are likely to highlight a meeting later this week between Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and their Russian counterparts.
The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said Tuesday that he has sent an official invitation to the National Security Agency leaker’s father to visit Russia and help his fugitive son decide his next steps.
Foreign ministers from the South American trade bloc Mercosur are expressing their indignation to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at alleged U.S. spying in the region and throughout the world.
Longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer is comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez after Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.