With a post on Facebook, a spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry anounced that Edward Snowden will have his residency permit extended. -Vasilis Chronopoulos

Maria Zakharova, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that Snowden’s right to stay in Russia was recently extended “by a couple of years.” Her post came in response to a suggestion from the former acting CIA director Michael Morell that Vladimir Putin might hand over Snowden to the US, despite there being no extradition treaty between the countries.

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