Ecuador

10:19am

Wed July 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Ecuador Says Its London Embassy Was Bugged

A covert microphone was found in the office of the Ecuadorean ambassador in London, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patiño announced during a news conference in Quito.
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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. The listening device was found last month, says Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, when he traveled to the embassy to meet with Assange.

The covert microphone was reportedly discovered in the office of the ambassador, Ana Alban.

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6:23am

Mon July 1, 2013
The Two-Way

Ecuador Backs Off NSA Leaker Snowden, Citing Asylum Rules

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 4:25 pm

(This post was updated at 6:17 p.m.)

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.

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.

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3:09pm

Sat June 29, 2013
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Biden Asks Ecuador To Deny Snowden Asylum

Vice President Joe Biden.
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"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," Reuters writes.

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9:46am

Fri June 28, 2013
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Who Are These 'Bankers' Ecuador Keeps Referencing?

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 11:38 am

Ecuador is considering an asylum request from Edward Snowden, who reportedly is still holed up at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow.
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If you've paid attention to the case of Edward Snowden, you might have heard Ecuadorean officials refer to some bankers the U.S. is refusing to hand over.

Ecuador, of course, is considering an asylum request from the NSA leaker. The U.S. is pressuring them to abide by an extradition request, while Ecuador is taunting the giant.

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7:39am

Thu June 27, 2013
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Obama: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Has More Documents

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 8:12 am

Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian.
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During a news briefing in Senegal, President Obama said NSA leaker Edward Snowden was in possession of more classified documents and that the government did not know "what other documents he may try to dribble out there."

That said, the president added that he will not "be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker."

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