(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a U.S. government investigation into mortgage-backed securities the bank sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. Citigroup said on Monday it would pay a total of $4.5 billion in cash and provide $2.5 billion in consumer relief. The bank said it would take a related pre-tax charge of about $3.8 billion in the second quarter. The settlement figure was more that twice what many analysts expected earlier this year but less than the $12 billion the government had sought in negotiations with the bank.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai is celebrating her 17th birthday in Nigeria and meeting with the parents of some 219 girls still held by Islamic extremists, and with the dozens that escaped.