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Snowden Cleared for 3 More Years in Russia, Lawyer Says

Former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programs, has been given a three-year residence permit by Russia, his Russian lawyer told reporters on Thursday. The announcement comes at a time when Russia's relations with the West are at Cold War-era lows over Russia's actions in Ukraine. "The decision on the application has been taken and therefore, with effect from August 1,...

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