Russia Offers To Consider Asylum Request for Edward Snowden

Iceland and some Asian countries other possibilites for asylum


Russia has offered to consider an asylum request from the US whistleblower Edward Snowden in the Kremlin's latest move to woo critics of the west.

Snowden fled the United States before leaking the details of a top-secret US surveillance programme to the Guardian earlier this month. He is currently believed to be in Hong Kong, but has reportedly changed hotels to keep his location secret.