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Russia Breaking News: Russia Grants Snowden 1-year Asylum

by Wochit 1:01 mins

After a month holed up in the transit zone of Moscow?s Sheremetyevo airport, Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking details of surveillance programs, has received temporary refugee status in Russia and left the airport. Vladislav Baumgertner, Chief executive of Russia's Uralkali, said the company could discuss joining with Belarus in a Swiss-based trading company to export potash, but will not return to the Minsk-based venture which recently broke apart Russia's Uralkali has dismantled the world's largest potash cartel in a move that it expects to slash prices by 25 percent, heralding a reshaped industry and pummeling shares of companies that produce the key fertilizer ingredient.

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