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UN Chief Urges Russian Leniency with Greenpeace Activists

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed to Russia on Thursday to be lenient to Greenpeace activists detained for a protest against Arctic oil drilling, saying environmentalists played a key role in society. "They [Russia] may have their own domestic rules and regulations but I would hope that they would have some favorable and sympathetic considerations for this case,'' Ban told Reuters on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Warsaw. Three of the 30 people arrested...

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