Lon Snowden has traveled to Moscow in the hope of meeting with his son. Edward Snowden is wanted in the US on espionage charges and has been granted temporary asylum in Russia. But his exact whereabouts is not known.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Snowden can continue to stay in the country. The announcement came one day after Obama commuted fellow whistleblower Chelsea Manning's prison sentence.
Veteran Green parliamentarian and lawyer Hans-Christian Ströbele has ruled out running for another four years in the Bundestag. He follows several other federal politicians who've decided not to run in 2017.
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