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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Alexei Pushkov
Venezuelan officials said Tuesday that they have received a formal request for asylum National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden, who has been trapped in legal limbo in the transit lounge of Moscow international airport since last month.
Dozens of Americans have been placed on a "Guantanamo list" barring them from entering Russia, in the latest phase of Moscow's retaliation against a U.S. law that imposes sanctions against Russians suspected of human rights abuses.
Alexei Pushkov, a Russian lawmaker, said Friday that in his recent meeting with Assad the Syrian president sounded confident and showed no sign he would he step aside.
"Assad doesn't look like a person ready to leave, because, among other things, there is no reason for him to do that as he is being supported by broad layers of the population," Pushkov said, according to the RIA-Novosti news agency.