The US has expressed displeasure at Snowden's public appearance in Moscow. He says he will try to get to Latin America.
President Vladimir Putin has called claims Russia is behind eastern Ukraine's unrest "nonsense." He has accused the government in Kyiv of raising tensions in the region, while expressing hope for crisis talks.
An increasing number of gay Russians are applying for asylum in the US. Many feel threatened in their home country and have experienced physical attacks. Russia's new "anti-propaganda" laws have worsened the situation.
Former Latvian Economics Minister Krisjanis Karins approves of the move to increase NATO troops on the military alliance's eastern border. Baltic countries need to know they can rely on NATO, he tells Deutschlandfunk.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has announced an international deal on the conflict in Ukraine, agreed at talks in Geneva. The agreement included a move to "disband illegal armed groups" throughout the country.
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