Edward Snowden 'withdraws' Russia asylum request
2 July 2013 Last updated at 13:52 BST
Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has withdrawn his asylum request to Russia.
He has sent asylum requests to 20 other countries, according to a statement published by Wikileaks.
The former CIA analyst, who is holed up at Moscow airport, is wanted by the US on charges of leaking secrets.
Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.