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Russia: 1,200 Vietnamese in raid of workshops

Police in Russia's capital say they have detained 1,200 Vietnamese who are in the country illegally during a pre-dawn raid on a complex of small workshops. Full story

Snowden's father says won't be 'emotional tool': report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The father of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he would not fly to Russia to serve as an "emotional tool" in the United States' efforts to persuade his son to surrender. Full story

Russia's Putin to meet new Iranian president in September

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian leader Vladimir Putin will meet Iran's newly elected president for the first time in Kyrgyzstan in September, the Islamic Republic's ambassador to Moscow said on Wednesday. Full story

Russia targets Ukrainian confectionery in escalating trade row

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday barred confectionery imports from Ukrainian firm Roshen citing health concerns, the latest in a string of trade restrictions on both sides. Full story

Tyson Gay Left Off US Roster For Track Worlds

As expected, Tyson Gay has been left off the U.S. roster for next month's world championships in Moscow. Full story

Russia demands Interpol explain refusal to track down financier

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Interpol must explain why it has rejected Moscow's two requests to put British hedge fund head and anti-corruption campaigner William Browder on its search list, the Russian Interior Ministry said on Saturday. Full story

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  Russian news says Snowden allowed to leave airport

Fugtive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has been granted permission to leave the international transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo  airport, Russian reports say.

  Lawyer: Snowden could be free in Russia in next week

Edward Snowden’s stay at Moscow  airport’s transit zone seems to  be coming to an end. Snowden’s Russian lawyer said Snowden will be free to do whatever he likes - as a free man - as long as he stays inside Russia, while he waits for his temporary asylum—which could take up to three months. NBC’s Ji

  Snowden officially asks for asylum in Russia

The former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has officially requested temporary asylum in Russia. He has been holed up in Moscow’s Airport for more than three weeks.

  Snowden’s request revives Cold War tensions

NSA leaker Edward Snowden remains in a Moscow airport after renewing his plea for asylum in Russia. The request, and ongoing drama, is stoking international tensions between Russia and the U.S., which is reminiscent of the Cold War. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports.

  Snowden emerges after weeks in hiding

NSA leaker Edward Snowden now says he wants to stay in Russia, temporarily, until he can travel safety to Latin America. NBC’s Jim Maceda reports.

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