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Stories with person: Edward Snowden
  • 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm

    WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.

  • Putin: US and France will hush up eavesdropping scandal 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:24 am

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says he expects the United States and France will try to quickly contain an uproar caused by WikiLeaks' revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents.

  • White House: Obama tells Hollande - no US spying on him 
    Updated: Jun-24-15 1:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama has told French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications.

  • French president holds emergency meeting over NSA intercepts story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:55 am

    PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is holding an emergency meeting with the country's top security officials to respond to WikiLeaks documents saying that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the last three French presidents.

  • Maximum prison sentences for 2 brothers in terror plot 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 11:11 am

    MIAMI - A federal judge imposed the maximum possible prison sentences Thursday on two Pakistani-born brothers who admitted trying to pull off a terrorist bomb attack against New York City landmarks and later assaulted two deputy U.S. marshals while in custody.

  • China says hacking claims irresponsible, asks for more trust 
    Updated: Jun-05-15 7:48 am

    BEIJING - China responded Friday to allegations it was involved in a hacking attack on U.S. government computers by saying such claims are unproven and irresponsible, and that it wishes the United States would trust it more.

  • Analysis: NSA bill barely touches the agency's vast powers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-03-15 4:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - The surveillance law enacted this week stands as the most significant curb on the government's investigative authorities since the 1970s. But it's practically inconsequential in the universe of the National Security Agency's vast digital spying operations, a technical overhaul of a marginal counterterrorism program that some NSA officials wanted to jettison anyway.

  • Questions and answers about newly approved USA Freedom Act 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 3:28 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has signed into law the USA Freedom Act, which extends three expiring surveillance provisions of the 9/11-era USA Patriot Act. It also overhauls the most controversial provision, which had been interpreted to allow bulk collection of U.S. phone records by the National Security Agency.

  • Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to president story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands.