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Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Snowden's residence permit has been extended "until 2020," ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told AFP. Snowden's Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena confirmed to RIA Novosti state news agency that the Russian immigration service in early January extended Snowden's permit by three years, while he has already spent more than three years in the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial giant Citigroup reported a 7 percent rise in fourth quarter profits on Wednesday, helped by a strong performance in the bank's trading business, a theme that has repeated itself with all the major Wall Street banks this quarter.