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Pope, Putin, Snowden among this year's Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Oslo - Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden are among a record 278 people nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Uruguay Pres. up for Nobel Peace Prize for marijuana legalization

Uruguay's president, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the Dutch activist organization, the Drugs Peace Institute. Thanks to Mujica, in April, his country will be the first to completely legalize marijuana.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Mandela dies at age 95

Johannesburg - South Africa has announced the death, at the age of 95, of former President Nelson Mandela, who led the country in the struggle against white-minority rule.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 5 comments

Biden asked to make case for jailed Chinese dissident

Beijing - Human Rights Watch has requested Vice President Joe Biden raise the issue of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia during his next trip to China. Xiaobo is a Noble Prize recipient imprisoned on charges of “inciting subversion of state power.”
In the Media by Justin King

And the winner is: Claire Danes to host Nobel Peace Prize party

Oslo - Hollywood Emmy-winning actress Claire Danes, recently famous for her part in the TV series "Homeland", will be hosting the 20th Nobel Peace Prize awards this coming December.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi receives citizenship of Rome

Rome - On a trip to Italy for an audience with Pope Francis, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally became an honorary citizen of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being awarded the honor.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Norway denies United States' request to destroy Syria's weapons

Oslo - Norway has denied a request by the United States to receive and destroy a bulk of Syria's chemical weapons because it does not have the capabilities to complete the task by the mid-2014 deadline set forth by the US and Russia.
In the Media by Layne Weiss

Syrian chemical weapons watchdog, OPCW, win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - If you placed a bet on who would win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize the odds are that you lost money. In spite of many favourites this years' winner was the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 2 comments

Egypt bans Nobel Peace winner Tawakkol Karman

Egypt has banned Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman from entering the country for "security reasons." Ms. Karman was held on arrival and ordered to fly out of Egypt on the same plane.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 25 comments

Op-Ed: Nobel nod to Snowden won't repair 'Peace Prize'

Swedish professor Stefan Svallfors nominated NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Apart from criticism of recent Laureates like Obama in 2009 and the EU in 2012, is a nomination really appropriate in Snowden's case?
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 6 comments
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Devaluation of Nobel Peace Prize Continues But EU Could Show Way For Better Crisis Management

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