3:39 pm, Fri 26 Jul 2013
The US Justice Department has told Russia that it would not seek the death penalty if ex-contractor Edward Snowden was returned.
US officials also said Snowden would not be tortured and would have all the rights normally afforded to America citizens.
1:26 pm, Fri 26 Jul 2013
Vladimir Putin, pictured left, is determined not to let the situation with Edward Snowden harm relations.
Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA
Russian President Vladimir Putin is determined not to allow the dispute over
Edward Snowden to harm relations between Russia and the US, according to the President's spokesman.
"The head of state has expressed strong determination not to allow this," Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "I have no doubt that this will be the case, no matter how the situation develops."
1:15 pm, Fri 26 Jul 2013
Credit: The Guardian/Glenn Grenwald, Laura Poitras
The FBI and their Russia counterparts, the FSB, are in talks over the fate of whistleblower
Edward Snowden, according to a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin was not involved in talks over the 30-year-old.