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Merkel Tells Putin of Concern Over Greenpeace Arrests

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday of her concerns over the arrest of Greenpeace activists after a protest at an Arctic drilling platform and urged a swift resolution of the case. The 30 environmentalists have been held on piracy charges since trying to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil rig on Sept. 18. “The chancellor expressed her concern to Putin over the arrest of the crew of the Greenpeace boat, impounded in Russia, and voiced her hope ...

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