Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ecuador’s president: Edward Snowden cannot leave Moscow

The Associated Press reports the president of Ecuador threw ice-cold water on those Snowden-to-Ecuador rumors today. Russian President Vladimir Putin has distanced himself from the case since Snowden arrived in Moscow last week, insisting the 30-year-old former NSA contractor remains … Continue reading

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Forbes cuts the president a new one

You decide if the criticisms are fair after reading this op-ed.

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Heading to Gettysburg for the 150th?

If so, then consider reading this Los Angeles Times report and this one, from the New York Times. Kind of wish I were going to be there!

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E.U. officials outraged by U.S. spying allegations; is it Edward Snowden’s fault?

CNN takes a look at what might happen if the spying allegations prove true. The European Union warned that if the report is accurate, it will have tremendous repercussions. “I am deeply worried and shocked about the allegations,” European Parliament … Continue reading

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Eyes open. Alert. What do you see? What if you See something I don’t?

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Did the U.S. bug E.U. offices?

Reuters takes a look at what a German magazine says could be the latest example of leaks from Edward Snowden. The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents … Continue reading

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An Irish woman says she had to leave her homeland because…

…she couldn’t find a job in Ireland. Here is her story. And such stories come at the same time as this — Ireland has sunk back into recession. The situation in Ireland has drawn the wrath of at least one … Continue reading

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