Devon 3 held in Russia

There are reports Russian authorities will press additional charges against several Greenpeace activists who were arrested for a protest at the country's first offshore Arctic oil rig.

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Russia announces it will drop piracy charges

The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has insisted that the government is doing all it can to secure the release of three people from Devon, being held over a Greenpeace protest in Russia.

In the past few minutes, Russia has said it will drop charges of piracy, but replace them with hooliganism instead.

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