Ecuador http://www.kunc.org en Ecuador Says Its London Embassy Was Bugged http://www.kunc.org/post/ecuador-says-its-london-embassy-was-bugged Ecuador's foreign minister says a microphone has been found hidden inside the country's embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for the past year. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46622 at http://www.kunc.org Ecuador Says Its London Embassy Was Bugged Ecuador Backs Off NSA Leaker Snowden, Citing Asylum Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/ecuador-backs-nsa-leaker-snowden-citing-asylum-rules (This post was updated at 6:17 p.m.)<p>Fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said in a letter released Monday that he was "unbowed" and thanked his "new friends" for his continued liberty.<p>The letter is the first time Snowden has broken his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago, and it comes on the same day Russian immigration officials say he applied for political asylum in the country.<p>Snowden is being pursued by U.S. authorities after leaking details of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46528 at http://www.kunc.org Biden Asks Ecuador To Deny Snowden Asylum http://www.kunc.org/post/biden-asks-ecuador-deny-snowden-asylum "Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Saturday the United States had asked him not to grant asylum for former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in a 'cordial' telephone conversation he held with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden," <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/29/us-usa-security-ecuador-idUSBRE95S0CC20130629" target="_blank">Reuters writes</a>.<p>The news service adds that "Correa said he vowed to respect Washington's opinion in evaluating the request. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46475 at http://www.kunc.org Biden Asks Ecuador To Deny Snowden Asylum Who Are These 'Bankers' Ecuador Keeps Referencing? http://www.kunc.org/post/who-are-these-bankers-ecuador-keeps-referencing If you've paid attention to the case of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/28/196565320/nsa-leakers-father-snowden-betrayed-government-not-the-people">Edward Snowden</a>, you might have heard Ecuadorean officials refer to some bankers the U.S. is refusing to hand over.<p>Ecuador, of course, is considering an asylum request from the NSA leaker. The U.S. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46416 at http://www.kunc.org Who Are These 'Bankers' Ecuador Keeps Referencing? Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-nsa-leaker-edward-snowden-has-more-documents During a news briefing in Senegal, President Obama said <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/10/190293209/who-is-edward-snowden-the-nsa-leaker">NSA leaker Edward Snowden</a> was in possession of more classified documents and that the government did not know "what other documents he may try to dribble out there."<p>That said, the president added that he will not "be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker."<p>Obama said American officials are working through "regular legal channels" to try to bring Snowden back to the United States to face a trial and that he wouldn't be pla Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:39:00 +0000 46370 at http://www.kunc.org Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents