'No communication' with Snowden since asylum offer

The Venezuelan foreign minister Elias Jaua has said there has been no communication with US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden since offering asylum in the country, according to Reuters.

"We are waiting until Monday to know whether he ratifies his wish to take asylum in Venezuela", said Mr Jaua.

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Snowden 'not accepted asylum'

WikiLeaks has said US intelligence agency leaker Edward Snowden has "not yet formally accepted" an asylum offer from Venezuela. It came after a senior Russian politician clarified an earlier tweet that Mr Snowden has accepted an offer from Venezuela