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Ex-Beatle Asks Putin to Free Greenpeace Activists

Former Beatle Paul McCartney said on Thursday he had written to President Vladimir Putin to enlist his help in securing the release of a group of Greenpeace activists detained in Russia.   Twenty-eight activists and two journalists face up to seven years in jail over a protest against offshore drilling in the Arctic in which some members of the environmental group tried to scale a Russian oil rig.   "It would be great if this misunderstanding could be resolved and the...

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