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Russia drops piracy charges

Russia has dropped piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, including two from London, involved in an Arctic protest. The charges have been replaced with a lesser charge of hooliganism.

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Second Greenpeace crew member denied bail by Russia

A second member of the Greenpeace crew arrested by the Russian authorities during a protest against drilling in the Arctic has been denied bail. Frank Hewetson from North London was seized with 29 others on the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise on September 19.

Singer Damon Albarn and actor Jude Law seen earlier this month during a protest outside the Russian Embassy in London Credit: Press Assocation

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