The United States is seeking clarification from Russian authorities about any changes to the status of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Edward ... more 
The United States is seeking clarification from Russian authorities about any changes to the status of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. Edward Snowden may be settling in for a long stay in Russia, his lawyer indicated, saying the National Security Agency leaker plans to start studying the Russian language and culture and that, for the time being, Russia is his final destination. Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, said that the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was ready to engage in peace negotiations without preconditions and he urged the United States and other Western nations to bring Syrian opposition groups to the table for a new round of talks. less 
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