U.S. Said to Probe Possible China Role Over Snowden

June 25 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. intelligence agencies are investigating whether Edward Snowden’s leaks may be a Chinese intelligence operation or whether China might have used his concerns about U.S. surveillance practices to exploit him, according to four American officials. Meanwhile, Russia repudiated American accusations of flouting demands to help capture Snowden after criticism by U.S. officials for allowing the former security contractor to transit through Moscow. Peter Cook reports on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)

Russia to Target IS in Syria but Rift Over Assad Remains
33:16 - France and Russia agreed to coordinate strikes in Syria to increase the focus on jihadist militants, as French President Francois Hollande seeks to rally support against Islamic State before hosting world leaders in Paris next week. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s tentative nod toward cooperation with the anti-terror alliance sought by Hollande emerged after the two presidents met for almost three hours in Moscow on Thursday. That followed Hollande’s talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this week in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
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