Edward Snowden recently provided testimony to the European Parliament on surveillance programs abroad, and The Washington Post reports that Snowden brought his concerns to officials before he sought out to get the information he had to journalists.
However, the former NSA contractor said, he has yet to receive a "positive response." Parliamentarians, he said, have told him the U.S. "will not allow" it.
Rally held in Moscow as parliament welcomes region's delegation after backing controversial vote to secede from Ukraine.
On Thursday, Crimea's parliament announced its plans to hold a referendum to legitimize plans to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Russia has welcomed the news and, deflecting criticism, compared the situation to another referendum on sovereignty due to happen in 2014. Read full article >>
Russia’s Pravda reported: In Sevastopol, the Russian soldiers stormed the Ukrainian military unit A2355. This was reported by the news agency ” Interfax-Ukraine “duty of the assistant. He said the Russian military army “KAMAZ” struck the gate of a military … Continue reading ?
Yesterday Crimea's regional parliament agreed to hold a referendum on seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia on March 16. Ukrainian and Western leaders say the referendum is a non-starter. They insist it violates Ukraine's constitution,...Show More Summary
Within three days of the takeover of the Crimean parliament, Dmitry Polonsky, a leader of the pro-Kremlin Russia Unity Party that seized power, urged a rally of supporters to watch only pro-Russian state TV. All other outlets, he said,...Show More Summary
The worst outcome now seems likely. Shawn Walker outlines yesterday’s development in the Crimean parliament: MPs voted by 78 votes to nil for the territory to leave Ukraine, further escalating what has become the most serious crisis in Russian relations with the west since the cold war. At the same time, a referendum on more autonomy for […]
Russian and Crimean politicians discussed Crimea’s desire to leave Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Valentina Matvienko, speaker of Russia’s upper house of parliament, said if Crimea votes to join, they would be more than welcome to be part of Russia. Show More Summary
Haters of HS2 rejoice: the project has an even better chance of failing now. Following James’ revelation that the Transport Secretary doesn’t believe the Hybrid Bill will pass through Parliament before the… Continue reading The post The end of High Speed 2? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he repeatedly tried to go through official channels to raise concerns about government snooping programs but that his warnings fell on the deaf ears. In testimony to the European Parliament released Friday morning, Snowden wrote that he reported policy or legal issues related to spying programs to more than […]
MOSCOW (AP) — Crimea would be welcome as an equal part of Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Friday.
Russia would accept Crimea as an equal part if the region votes to abandon Ukraine, Russia's parliament said on Friday. Crimea's parliament, which operates autonomously from the Ukrainian government, voted to hold an early referendum on March 16, and leaving Ukraine to join Russia will be on the table. Show More Summary
Russia and its deposed Ukrainian ally, former President Viktor Yanukovych, have a special word for the protesters and opposition members of parliament that ousted him: fascists. The epithet "fascist" holds special meaning in Russia, whose Soviet army lost some 8.7 million soldiers and many millions more civilians in the war against Nazi Germany. Show More Summary
A few weeks back, we reported that the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) committee planned to send some questions to Edward Snowden as part of its inquiry on electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens. Show More Summary
BY DAN PELESCHUK / GlobalPost Legislators have set a referendum for next week. MOSCOW, Russia — Crimea’s pro-Russian parliament voted on Thursday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, a move likely to thrust post-revolutionary Ukraine into deeper chaos and...
In a move that should surprise no one, leaders from Russia's parliament said on Friday that they welcome Crimea's proposed March 16 referendum, which would allow Crimean citizens to vote to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Yesterday, President Obama said the referendum would "violate the Ukrainian constitution and international law." Read more...
A delegation from Crimea's parliament visited Moscow today, where they got a warm reception and assurances that Russia would back their secession play. "If the people of Crimea decide to join Russia in the referendum, we...will certainly support this decision," Valentina Matvienko, the chair of Russia's upper house said,...
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The U.S. has condemned any move by Crimea to split from Ukraine, saying that would violate international law. But Russia's parliament is vowing to support such a decision.