Mon, Jul 15, 2013 1:27 PM EDT 1:00
Britain's gay marriage bill has cleared its last major hurdle, passing through the House of Lords and prompting celebrations from campaigners outside Parliament. A senior U.N. official said that Edward Snowden's revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance have created a chance for countries to call a halt to a cyber war. "It gives us an opportunity, and I keep saying let's build bridges," said Hamadoun Toure, head of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is working with Interpol and the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime to work out how to police cyberspace. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he saw signs that Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor turned fugitive leaker, was shifting towards stopping "political activity" directed against the United States.