Moscow says it will not participate in hearings by an international maritime panel reviewing the case of Greenpeace activists arrested by Russia last month. But Russian prosecutors said they're dropping piracy charges against the activists.
An international tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay millions in damages to the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace icebreaker in 2013. Russian officials had also detained activists aboard the Dutch-flagged ship.
Environmentalists have begun a court case in Oslo against Norway's granting of Barents Sea oil prospecting licenses to 13 firms. They say it is the first such lawsuit for a state violation of the Paris climate accord.
A timeless ritual in Moscow that is broadcast across the nation: The annual press conference of the Russian president. The spectacle says as much about Russian journalists as it does about Putin, Miodrag Soric says.
Greenland, home to the world's largest permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica, is being swept by wildfires. Scientists say global warming and increased plant cover are likely factors.
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