BREAKING: EDWARD SNOWDEN HAS ARRIVED IN ICELAND, NORWEGIAN SOURCES SAY
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Snowden hasn’t asked for asylum in Belarus – official Minsk
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Snowden is not on board of today’s Aeroflot flight Moscow – Havana. (how many tickets @ap wasted again?)
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Here comes the official joke of the day: “Snowden ha never crossed the Russian border” – Lavrov. Is he in North Korea?
Pirate Party Norway: – Snowden Passed Through Norway to Iceland
The party leader Øystein Jakobsen would meet with Snowden when he landed on Sunday evening, according to the party’s twitter account.
– We have received information from our international umbrella party, the Pirate Parties International (PPI), that he will stop in Norway. The reason is that this is probably the quickest and easiest way to fly to Iceland, says Tale Østrådal from the Pirate Party to TV2 Norway
Øsrådal also said that Pirate Party in Iceland confirmed Snowden’s stay in the country. Iceland has become a haven for people like him, almost a “Pirate Island,” says Østrådal.
Russia refuses to hand over Snowden, blasts U.S. for making “relationship” threats
Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, blasted the U.S. at a press conference today and rejected U.S. demands that Russia extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the AP reports.
Lavrov said it is “absolutely ungrounded and unacceptable” that the U.S. is suggesting that Russia’s harboring of Snowden is a violation of U.S. law.
Snowden admits he got job at Booz Allen to steal national security documents
Edward Snowden has admitted he deliberately went to work for the US intelligence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in order to harvest highly classified evidence of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs that he hoped to expose.
“My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked. That is why I accepted that position about three months ago,” he told Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post during an interview on June 12 that was published on Tuesday.
Asked if his decision to take the job had been a calculated move designed to give him access to secret information, Mr Snowden reportedly replied: “Correct on Booz.”