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Nobel Winners Urge Putin to Drop Greenpeace Piracy Charge

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize laureates urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to drop piracy charges against 30 people detained over a Greenpeace protest last month at an Arctic oil rig.   The piracy charges, punishable by up to 15 years' jail, appear aimed at sending a message that Moscow will not tolerate attempts to disrupt its development of the resource-rich Arctic.   Russian authorities have ordered the activists to remain in pre-trial detention until Nov. 24 and ...

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