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Germans See Snowden as Hero but Don't Favor Asylum

Most Germans consider Edward Snowden a hero for revealing secret U.S. monitoring of its allies' communications, including Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, but are less sure about the idea of giving him asylum, according to a new poll. Six out of 10 people polled for Germany's public broadcaster ARD said they admired the former U.S. spy agency contractor, against 14 percent who thought of him as a criminal. But only 46 percent were in favor of offering Snowden...

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