Edward Snowden

Ecuador Says Decision on Snowden Asylum Could Take Months

Hope that Russian airport is comfy, Ed

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For the fifth straight day former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains "in transit" in a Moscow airport, officials there say, whileEcuador announced his political asylum bid could take up to two months to approve.

"If he goes to the [Ecuadorean] embassy, we will make a decision," Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, said yesterday. He acknowledged the parallel with WikiLeak's founder Julian Assange who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in London for over a year.

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