NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden seeks “permanent political asylum” in Brazil

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
WTF Ed Snowden 12.17.13

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden today published an open letter seeking “permanent political asylum” in Brazil.  

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UN deploys drones for peacekeeping in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
SOURCE: UN Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO)

United Nations is deploying drones to support its peacekeeping mission in vast areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the long-running armed conflict has killed millions since…

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Transcript: Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 30, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Almoualem at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 30, 2013. SOURCE: UN.org

Partial transcript of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 30, 2013:

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U.N. inspection report confirms “large scale” chemical weapons attack in Ghouta

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
IMAGE SOURCE: United Nations

The United Nations inspection team – led by Swedish scientist Dr. Åke Sellström – released a report on Monday confirming the use of chemical weapons, specifically sarin gas,…

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Transcript: Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin’s remarks on the U.N. report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria – Sept. 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Partial transcript of press briefing remarks by Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on the Sellström report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21st. The press…

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Transcript: U.K. Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant’s remarks on the U.N. report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria – Sept. 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Partial transcript of press briefing remarks by U.K. Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant on the Sellström report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21st….

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Transcript: U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power’s remarks on the use of chemical weapons in Syria – Sept. 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Partial transcript of press briefing remarks by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on the Sellström report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21st. The press…

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Transcript: U.N. Security Council President Gary Quinlan’s remarks on the use of chemical weapons in Syria – Sept. 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Partial transcript of press briefing remarks by U.N. Security Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia) on the Sellström report confirming the use of chemical weapons in Syria on Aug….

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Transcript: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announces U.N. report confirming large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria

Monday, September 16, 2013

Partial transcript of remarks by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announcing the U.N. inspection team’s findings of large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria on Aug. 21st. The press…

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U.S. & Russia set framework for disposing Syria’s chemical weapons; Assad signs Chemical Weapons Convention

Sunday, September 15, 2013
September 13, 2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to reporters after a meeting at UN headquarters in Geneva focused on reaching a political solution to the Syrian civil war. PHOTO SOURCE: U.S. State Department

After three days of intense negotiations in Geneva, the United States and Russia settled on a framework to completely eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles by mid-2014. On Saturday,…

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