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Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live, his Russian attorney says.

U.S. Embassies To Close Sunday, And Possibly Beyond, For Safety

Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."

Cyclists Take Nighttime Ride Through Moscow's History

Moscow is steeped in history and clogged with traffic. To appreciate the former and escape the latter, an overnight bicycle tour takes place every year. Thousands gather for the event, taking off at midnight and tuning into FM radio to hear historians and architects talk about sites along the route.

In New Video Game, China Seizes Disputed Islands From Japan

The game, first developed as a training tool for the People's Liberation Army, features an amphibious assault on the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands in the East China Sea.

After Drug Policies Fail, Uruguay Tries Grand Pot Experiment

In the tiny South American nation of Uruguay, it's long been legal to smoke one's own homegrown marijuana. Now the government is getting close to putting the government in charge of producing and selling the nation's pot.

Morsi Supporters Stage Sit-Ins In Cairo As Tensions Rise

Tensions are growing among the thousands of pro-Morsi supporters camped out around a mosque in eastern Cairo. The government has ordered the protesters to disperse, sparking fears of fresh bloodshed.

Italian High Court Confirms Berlusconi's Conviction

Italy's top court has upheld a conviction and prison term for Italy's most prominent politician, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, on charges of tax fraud. This the first time he has been definitively convicted, after 20 years in which he was accused of multiple transgressions. However, the supreme court will now reconsider the law that would bar him from holding high office because of the conviction. This could allow the shaky coalition that governs Italy to remain in place.

'Abenomics' Serving Up The Same Old Medicine In Japan?

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes to bring the Japanese economy out of years of stagnation by pumping money into the economy and encouraging domestic consumption. But not everyone is seeing the benefits, and some say it's just a repackaging of strategies that have failed Japan before.

NSA Leaker Snowden Granted One-Year Asylum In Russia

Edward Snowden has been granted asylum for up to one year by Russia and has left the transit zone at Moscow's airport where he was holed up for more than a month. The Russian government says a condition for his amnesty is that he not reveal any more information that will damage the United States.

Italy's High Court Affirms Berlusconi's Tax Fraud Conviction

The Court of Cassation upheld a lower court's conviction of the ex-premier in a move that could threaten the ruling coalition.