Light brigade: Austin during SXSWi. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty

If you stop for a moment, say by the escalators in the cavernous convention centre in Austin, Texas, and try to take it all in, it makes no sense. (...)

Among friends: Edward Snowden supporters in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty
Enemies of the state

In the entrance hall to Berlin’s curvy House of World Cultures, the words of the US Founding Father Benjamin Franklin are chiselled in stone: “God (...)

A protester holds a placard calling for Germany to give political asylum to the fugitive former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, outside the seat of the lower house of parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin last month. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters
NSA officials consider Snowden amnesty
  • US
  • December 16, 2013, 16:04

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the (...)

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (left) with his partner David Miranda in Rio de Janeiro’s international airport yesterday. Mr Miranda said he was questioned by six agents on his “entire life”. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

US officials did not ask the British government to question the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by US intelligence agency (...)

Journalist Glenn Greenwald (L) walks with his partner David Miranda in Rio de Janeiro’s International Airport today. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

British officials gave their US counterparts a “heads up” before detaining the partner of the journalist who first reported secrets leaked by fugitive(...)

Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who first published the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, testifies before a Brazilian Congressional committee on NSA’s surveillance programmes, in Brasilia on August 6th, 2013. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The partner of a Guardian journalist who wrote a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programmes by the US National Security Agency (NSA) was(...)