Edward Snowden (centre) with Sarah Harrison (left) of WikiLeaks. Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually, it was reported this(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  German opposition parties – and increasingly Dr Merkel’s coalition partners – are demanding answers on what she  knew about the NSA and when. Photograph: Reuters

The Snowden affair shifted closer to German chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday amid claims from the NSA whistleblower that, despite protestations to (...)