Protesters clash with riot police during their protest in  Kiev, Ukraine last night. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Protesters clashed with riot police in the Ukrainian capital overnight after tough anti-protest legislation, which the political opposition says paves(...)

Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures to his supporters as he marches during a rally at a major business district in Bangkok today. Photograph: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters.

Anti-government protesters have resumed marches in Bangkok in an attempt to to energise supporters before a planned mass rally at the weekend to put(...)

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
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  • 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 (...)

A Thai anti-government protester waves a Thai flag in a face off with riot police officers as the demonstrators try and reach to the Metropolitan Police Bureau in Bangkok, Thailand, today. Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA.

Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has offered to “open every door” to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok as police(...)

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington today over the activities of US spies in Germany, inc(...)

Activity in the US Capitol building came in for criticism from Jofi Joseph who wrote about it on twitter using the   handle @NatSecWonk until he was fired. Photograph: Reuters

A senior White House official who was helping negotiate nuclear issues with Iran has been fired after being unmasked as the acidic voice behind a Twit(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said yesterday the foreign ministry would take over nuclear negotiations. Photograph: IRNA handout via Reuters

The European Union and Iran will discuss a resumption of nuclear negotiations during a United Nations gathering this month, possibly setting a date fo(...)

President Barack Obama has named Samantha Power to replace outgoing US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

United States president Barack Obama yesterday named Dublin-born former White House aide Samantha Poweras the next US ambassador to the United Nations(...)

After a “naming and shaming” exercise by US authorities in February, Chinese hackers stopped their activities but have now renewed them.

Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China’s People’s Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from(...)

An image from a video released by Massachusetts  police of a remote-controlled robot lifting the tarpaulin on a boat in  which the badly injured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found on Friday night.

Boston mayor Tom Menino has said the authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured (...)

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