Syrian negotiations stall ahead of political talks
Syria’s opposing sides were unable to reach an agreement during talks on Sunday aimed at releasing prisoners and allowing humanitarian aid to reach the city of Homs.
The international mediator leading the talks, Lakhdar Brahimi, said he will hold preparatory discussions with government and opposition negotiators separately on Sunday to resolve differences between the sides.
The groups are expected to begin political discussions on Monday.
Snowden accuses National Security Agency of industrial spying
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has reportedly accused the NSA of engaging in industrial espionage. Snowden made the comments during an interview set to air Sunday evening with German public television station ARD.
ARD released a written statement with this information ahead of the broadcast. The network also reports Snowden said the information gathered was used by the U.S. even if it was unrelated to national security.
Protests and violence disrupt early voting in Thailand
A protest leader was shot and killed during clashes at a voting location in Bangkok on Sunday that left 11 others wounded.
The violence occurred as demonstrators attempted to disrupt early voting for the general election set to take place this week.
Anti-government demonstrators kept hundreds of thousands of people from voting by flooding polling stations, threatening voters and chaining gates shut.