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Northern countries race for the Arctic

Russia's president Vladimir Putin said a group of Greenpeace activists who tried to board an offshore drilling platform broke the law but are not pirates. His comments came at a forum on the Arctic in Siberia. Russia views its huge fossil fuel deposits under the Arctic as vital to its economic future. Russian investigators want to charge the 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy for their protest.

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