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Greenpeace loses more than $5 million in currency speculation

Environmental group apologizes for record losses last year after employee lost campaign funds on international currency markets Greenpeace International last year lost €3.8m (£3m) of donations through speculation on currency markets. According to a statement released on Sunday, an employee at the environmental campaign group’s Amsterdam headquarters had in the…

Norway removes Greenpeace ship from contested Arctic drill site

Norwegian coastguards on Friday removed a Greenpeace ship from a controversial Arctic drilling site where it was trying to prevent oil explorations, the environmentalist group said. "We are appalled by Norway’s decision to end a peaceful and legal……

First Greenpeace activist gets visa to leave Russia

Russia on Thursday started issuing visas to foreign crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship and dropped the criminal case against the last member of the 30-strong team. Italy’s Christian d’Alessandro was notified by investigators that the case against him had been dropped, Greenpeace said. Earlier this week, Russia closed…

Russia offers Kremlin-backed amnesty to Greenpeace activists as Sochi Olympics near

Russia on Wednesday dropped all but one of the cases against 30 crew members of a Greenpeace protest ship following a Kremlin-backed amnesty. The move marks the end of a three-month criminal probe against the 26 foreign and four Russian activists and comes less than two months before Moscow hosts…

Greenpeace mounts towering protest in Warsaw over Arctic activists

Greenpeace activists on Thursday draped a banner over Warsaw’s highest tower to demand that Russia free fellow members jailed over an Arctic drilling protest. The three activists hoisted themselves down ropes from the observation deck to hang the huge yellow banner that read “Save the Arctic! Free our activists!” onto…

Russia claims to have ‘found drugs’ aboard Greenpeace ship

Russian investigators said Wednesday several of the 30 Greenpeace activists already charged with piracy over an open-sea protest were set to face new charges for “other grave crimes” after finding drugs on their ship. The environmental group vehemently denied the charge that their vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, had carried illegal…

Greenpeace stages vigils for activists held in Russia

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, sparking a new row between Moscow and the West. Pressure has been mounting on Russia from both activists and governments shocked by Moscow’s decision to level full-blown…

Russia charges all 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy

Russian investigators said Thursday they had charged all 30 crew members of Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise ship with piracy over a protest against Arctic oil exploration, an offence that carries the risk of a lengthy prison term. A court in the northern city of Murmansk last week detained the crew members…

Russia charges five Greenpeace activists with piracy

Russian investigators on Wednesday charged five Greenpeace campaigners with piracy over an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group said, calling the move an “outrage”. The charge against the activists — a Briton, a Finn, a Brazilian, a Russian and a dual US-Swedish citizen — dimmed hopes that…

Russia ‘to charge Greenpeace group with piracy’

Greenpeace activists detained in Russia for an open-sea protest against Arctic oil drilling will on Wednesday be formally charged with piracy, the Interfax news agency said, citing an unnamed source. If found guilty, the 30 detained activists could face a maximum punishment of 15 years in jail. “They will be…

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