A.M. Links: Snowden Denies Working With Foreign Government, Geneva II Syria Peace Conference Begins, Texas Set To Execute Mexican National


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  • At least two people have died in clashes between police and protesters in Kiev.
  • "123456," "password," and "12345678" were the three most popular passwords of 2013.
  • NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden denies that he worked with a foreign government when he leaked classified information. Snowden's comments come a few days after Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) told David Gregory on "Meet the Press" that "There's questions to be answered there. I don't think it was a gee-whiz luck event that he ended up in Moscow under the handling of the FSB." Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who appeared with Rogers on the Sunday morning show, said that Snowden "may well have" had assistance from the Russians.
  • The Geneva II Syria peace conference has begun. The president of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group is calling for Assad to be removed from power and for an interim government to be installed. Delegates from Russia, one of Assad's strongest allies, might have different ideas.
  • Texas is set to execute a Mexican national despite protests from the Mexican government.
  • Swiss bank accounts are no longer as secret as they used to be.

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