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Family Has Been Stranded in Moscow Airport for 50 Days

Family says Russian authorities believe their visas are fake

(Newser) - For the past 50 days, a Syrian couple and their four children have spent almost every waking hour in a small corner of Moscow's airport. Until a week ago, the family—including three boys, aged 7 to 12, and a 3-year-old girl—also slept there, though Russian officials have... More »

Snowden's Airport Stay Not Over Just Yet: Lawyer

Denies claims that document allowing Snowden to leave has been produced

(Newser) - Edward Snowden's status is pretty murky at the moment: Though Russian media this morning reported that he had been given the tentative go-ahead to end his month-long stay at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, his lawyer has since denied the report. The Russian reports cited an anonymous law enforcement source... More »

Snowden Could Walk Moscow Streets by Wednesday

He's hoping to be allowed to leave Moscow airport by then: lawyer

(Newser) - After a month-long layover from hell in Sheremetyevo Airport's transit area, Edward Snowden may finally be able to leave and head into Moscow on Wednesday. The NSA leaker should receive the initial response to his temporary asylum request by then, and that will allow him to exit the Moscow... More »

Snowden Seeks Asylum in Russia: Report

At least for now, he says in meeting with Human Rights Watch

(Newser) - Edward Snowden will seek political asylum in Russia, at least temporarily, he told human rights groups in a meeting today at Sheremetyevo International Airport. The news comes via New York Times reporter Ellen Barry , who cites a Human Rights Watch researcher at the meeting. Snowden say he's fine with... More »

Has Snowden Applied for Asylum in Russia?

Depends on whom you ask

(Newser) - Although journalists have been staking out Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport all week, no one has caught a glimpse of Edward Snowden, which means reporting on exactly what he's been doing there has been a little ... messy. Case in point: Multiple media agencies, including the New York Times and the... More »

If Snowden Is in Russia, He's in This Weird Hotel Wing

AP's Ian Phillips gets to experience 'surreal' place firsthand

(Newser) - Where's Edward Snowden ? Well, the best bet still seems to be that he remains in international limbo in the transit zone at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. With that in mind, AP reporter Ian Phillips decided to fly into the airport from his base in Prague, give himself a... More »

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