Khabarovsk Military orchestra performs on wind instruments known songs: Bad Romance by Lady Gaga and Gangnam Style by Psy.
Today’s Tumble: The Most Expensive Places for Americans Living Abroad
According to the Mercer 2013 Cost of Living Survey, the top ten most expensive cities for Americans living abroad are:
So what’s it like living in one of these cities as an ex-pat American? Today on the Tumblr we’re posting Americans’ experiences in these cities. Have something to contribute? Tweet us at @pritheworld.
Thirty-year-old former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is applying for asylum to almost any nation that will listen while stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. So far, there are no firm takers.
The problem with his asylum bid? There is literally and figuratively a gap between where he is and where he needs to be to be able to claim asylum.
Marco Werman speaks with Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy Magazine on the dilemma for Snowden and his (sort of) Russian hosts.
First thing’s first.
Before we start Tumbling approaches to granting asylum, we’ll catch you up to speed about what’s happening with Edward Snowden.
Since the 30-year-old former NSA contractor Snowden leaked classified documents in June, he’s been wanted by US officials on espionage charges. Snowden reportedly fled to Hong Kong after leaking the secrets of a US electronic surveillance program called PRISM, then flew to Russia on June 23.
(Photo: Reuters/Bobby Yip)
Today’s Tumble: Granting Asylum Around the World
The case of Edward Snowden and his quest for asylum leads The World to examine: What constitutes persecution or grounds for asylum? Many countries disagree on the answer to this question.
(Photo: Tanya Lokshina / Human Rights Watch)
The point of our program, “The World,” has always been to talk to an American audience about the globe, to satisfy the curious, and answer the questions we all have. In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece - that’s how we bring faraway stories home.
But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story… We are all now home. And it’s an uneasy place to be.
Clean Shoes, Folk Dancing, Liza Umarova: Journalist Nathan Thornburgh thinks you need to consider another side of Chechnya.
Russian counter-terrorism officials tipped off the FBI at least once about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the dead alleged Boston bomber. He was questioned but released. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Fiona Hill, an expert on Russia and the Causcasus at the Brookings Institution to find out what went wrong. http://ow.ly/kkUwL
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