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  • ** FILE ** National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden (center) attends a meeting with Russian activists and officials at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow on Friday, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Tatyana Lokshina, Human Rights Watch)

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden requests temporary asylum: Russian report

    A Russian news outlet is reporting that U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden has requested temporary asylum in Russia.

  • ** FILE ** A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked top-secret documents about sweeping U.S. surveillance programs, at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    NSA leaker Ed Snowden may be running out of time in Moscow

    National Security Agency leaker Edward J. Snowden may be running out of time in Moscow airport, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday, because standard Russian transit visas are valid for only three days.

  • Russian Emergency Ministry rescuers search the site where an ATR-72 turboprop plane crashed outside the Siberian city of Tyumen, Russia, on Monday, April 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Marat Gubaydullin)

    Russia: Siberian plane in crash not de-iced properly

    Russia's civil aviation chief said that the plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appeared to have been de-iced improperly, but he said there was no indication that negligence had caused the crash.

  • Russia asks if US radar ruined space probe

    Russia will look into the possibility that a U.S. radar station could have inadvertently interfered with the failed Mars moon probe that plummeted to Earth, Russian media reported Tuesday, but experts argued that any such claims were far-fetched.

  • Rescuers try to locate passengers from a tourist boat that sank on the Volga River in central Russia on Sunday, July 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations)

    Death toll in Volga sinking at 55

    Rescuers scoured the wide waters of a Volga River reservoir on Monday, searching with dimming hopes for survivors after an aged, overloaded cruise ship sank amid wind and rain. Fifty-five people were confirmed dead, but dozens remained missing.

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