Russia has seized a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic after activits scaled an oil platform owned by state energy giant Gazprom to protest against planned drilling on the Arctic shelf.
The Venta Maersk will test the passage through Russian waters, which is significantly shorter than the way south through the Suez Canal. Climate change has warmed the Arctic waters, allowing ships to pass more easily.
Days before he took up the top job at Amnesty, Kumi Naidoo summited Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. The seasoned activist usually linked to a worthy cause is the first African to lead the human rights group in many years.
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for more than three months. Now the Kremlin has rejected his mother's request for clemency, and said Sentsov should request the pardon himself.
The twin reactors have left their home port of St. Petersburg for a long, slow journey to Siberia. Environmentalists have slammed the mobile maritime reactors, saying an accident could damage parts of the Arctic.
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