World News Briefs -- June 10, 2013

Ex-CIA Man Says He Exposed Surveillance Scheme to Protect World -- Voice of America

WASHINGTON — An ex-CIA employee working as a contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency said he was the source who leaked details of a top secret U.S. surveillance program, acting out of conscience to protect “basic liberties for people around the world.''

Holed up in a hotel room in Hong Kong, Edward Snowden, 29, said he had thought long and hard before publicizing details of an NSA program code-named PRISM, saying he had done so because he felt the United States was building an unaccountable and secret espionage machine that spied on every American.

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Syria troops 'preparing for Aleppo assault'.

Syrian helicopters fire rockets into Lebanon.

U.S. to weigh arming Syrian rebels, official says.

Assad may prevail in Syria's civil war: Israeli minister.

Deadly car bombs hit Iraq market.

Golden oil of Iraqi Kurdistan raises tensions with Baghdad.

Turkish protesters clash with police.

Presidential hopefuls snipe at Iran nuclear talks tactics. Conservative withdraws from Iran election.


Afghan forces end Kabul airport attack.

Militants attack NATO trucks in Pakistan, kill 4.

North, South Korea agree to more talks.

US-China summit ends with accord on all but cyber-espionage.

India to expand relations with Thailand, Australia.

China, Vietnam set up naval hotline.


South Sudan says Sudan troops enter Upper Nile state.

Nelson Mandela condition 'unchanged - still serious'.

Mubarak trial unseals new evidence on crackdown.

Benghazi killers still on the lam after 9 months, may have sought to ‘smoke out’ CIA.

Libya army chief of staff 'resigns' after deadly clashes.

Guinea's opposition may agree to election.


British PM Cameron defends spy agencies over PRISM cyber-snooping.

Analysis: Euro bailout Troika nears end of road with patchy record.

Germans evacuated after river Elbe breaches its banks again. Thousands flee flood-hit parts of Germany and Hungary.

22 'pointless' US nuclear bombs at Dutch airbase.

House price plunge worsens in Greece and Spain.

Pussy Riot generates outrage in Russia, acclaim in the West.


Edward Snowden identifies himself as source of NSA leaks - as it happened.

2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti woes mount.

Fragile peace in San Salvador as youth gangs trade weapons for jobs and hope.

Brazil prepares for World Cup as criticism mounts over cost.

Brazil 'on alert' over an oil spill from Ecuador.

US considers taking in Syrian refugees.

Record 23,116,441 U.S. households on food stamps.

Caught on film: JFK Airport guards sleeping on the job.


Analysts: Foreign militant Islamists streaming into Syria to face Hezbollah.

Al-Qaida leader scraps Syria, Iraq branch merger.

Does the West actually want to defeat terrorism? (commentary)


S&P revises U.S. credit outlook to 'stable'.

Apple's about to make old iPhones and iPads feel brand new.

'Revival of the Silk Road': Kazakhs launch China-Europe rail route.

Insight: Threat of break-up looms over Mexican telecoms tycoon Slim.

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