Handout photograph issued by Greenpeace of Russian security services abseiling from a helicopter onto the deck of the Arctic Sunrise and seizing the ship at gunpoint following an attempt by five Greenpeace International activists to climb the ‘Prirazlomnaya’, an oil platform operated by Russian energy giant Gazprom, in the Pechora Sea. Photograph:  Greenpeace/PA Wire

Russia has pressed piracy charges against all 30 people arrested after the environmental group Greenpeace staged a protest at an offshore oil platfor(...)

A worker walks in front of water tanks at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on June 12th last. Photograph: Noboru Hashimoto/Reuters

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has ordered the government to help in the clean-up of radioactive waste from the country’s crippled Fukushima nuclea(...)

Protesters dance in Gezi park in Istanbul’s Taksim square early this morning despite being ordered yesterday by   Turkey’s ruling AK Party to leave  immediately. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan will meet today with members of a group opposed to the redevelopment of an Istanbul park in a bid to end two wee(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin: Russia holds huge amounts of carbon credits due to the collapse of its economy in the 1990s. Photograph: Alexei Nikolskyi

Russia has won the Climate Action Network’s “Fossil of the Week” award after being accused of blocking progress during the first five days of a two-we(...)

Simon Coveney: policy will provide for a “vital, vibrant industry and healthy fishing stock”

Victory has been claimed by all sides in agreeing the new Common Fisheries Policy, the 10-year plan for managing fish stocks in “blue Europe”. (...)