Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro shakes hands during a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was denied asylum by a host of countries today after applying for a safe haven in 21 nations spanning the globe in hopes of winning protection from American justice. Snowden found particular support in Maduro .But Maduro refused to entertain speculation he might take Snowden on a plane with him from Moscow -- a possibility raised both by Russian media and political observers of the explosive case. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ MAXIM SHEMETOV        (Photo credit should read MAXIM SHEMETOV/AFP/Getty Images)