Stuck: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said Sunday that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is "under the care of the Russian authorities" and stuck in Moscow's airport without his U.S. passport, The Associated Press reports. Correa said Ecuador would only consider an asylum request from him if he made it to the country or an Ecuadorean Embassy to apply.
EU Bugging: The possibility of a new trade pact between the United States and the European Union is in jeopardy after allegations that the United States bugged key EU offices and intercepted telephone calls and emails from top officials, The Guardian reports. The allegations were first reported in the German publication Der Spiegel, which reviewed documents and slides from Snowden.
Court Concerns: Members of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are contesting the suggestion that they are collaborating with the executive branch in enabling the government's secret surveillance programs, The Washington Post reports. A classified 2009 draft report published in full by The Post last week had details about the interaction between the court's judges and the NSA. "In my view, that draft report contains major omissions, and some inaccuracies, regarding the actions I took as Presiding Judge of the FISC and my interactions with Executive Branch officials," U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, the former chief judge of the court, said in a statement to The Post.