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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

Ron Paul: Bradley Manning deserves Nobel Prize more than Obama

Former US congressman Ron Paul said that Bradley Manning is more deserving of a Nobel Peace Prize than President Barack Obama.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 7 comments

Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on the school bus, has become the youngest person to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Can Argo’s Best Picture win stop war with Iran?

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has thrown down the Gauntlet to the Merchants of War and Death by presenting the Best Picture Award to "Argo," a movie reminding us that peace is the best way to save American lives.
In the Media by Ruth Hull

Nobel Peace Prize winners reject award to European Union (video)

Oslo - Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace Prize winners have written to the Nobel committee, protesting the 2012 award to the European Union. They say the EU portrays the total opposite of peace.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Op-Ed: European Union wins Nobel Peace Prize with praise, shock & humor

Oslo - The EU, a 27-nation organization, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its historic role in "uniting the continent" and its contributions “to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.''
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Aung San Suu Kyi receives Nobel Peace Prize after 21 years

Myanmar pro democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights but it took her 21 years to actually receive the award.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Nobel Peace Prize hit by crisis and to be reduced

Stockholm - With the economic crisis continuing, even the Nobel Peace Prize has felt the hit. Prizes will be reduced by up to 20% this year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Breivik 'planned to bomb Obama'

Oslo - Norwegian mass killer, Anders Behring Breivik, has told police he planned to bomb US President Barack Obama as he received his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in 2009, The Telegraph reports.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 3 comments

EU, former Pres. Bill Clinton among Nobel Peace Prize candidates

Oslo - It's that time of the year where the famous Nobel Peace Prize committee selects a few individuals who have contributed to world peace. This year, there are more than 200 candidates nominated for the esteemed award.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Vladimir Putin awarded Chinese Confucius Peace Prize

Beijing - The winner of this years annual Chinese Confucious Peace Prize has been named as Vladimir Putin. A special ceremony will be held in Beijing in December to bestow the prestigious award.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 1 comment

Obama draws ire of Chinese government after Dalai Lama meeting

The Chinese government is criticizing U.S. President Barack Obama for holding a 45-minute meeting with the Dalai Lama, a move purported to be seriously damaging to diplomatic relations.
In the Media by Andrew Ardizzi - 4 comments

Nobel Committee asked to strip Obama of Peace Prize

The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama's honour after the US attacked Libya.
In the Media by Joseph E Lovell - 16 comments

Army cites ‘serious leadership failures’ of Manning’s superiors

Washington - An Army investigation of the breach of US government documents released to Wikileaks found “serious leadership failures” and “gross negligence” in Pvt Bradley Manning’s supervision in Iraq, an official familiar with the investigation has said.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 6 comments

WikiLeaks nominated for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website currently involved in a behind-the-scenes case of human rights issues with the US State Department, is among the nominees for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and was called “a natural contender” for the prize.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 4 comments

15 Nobel Peace Prize winners urge China to release Liu Xiaobo

Fifteen past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize sent a letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao and other G20 leaders, urging China's government to release the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

China Condems Peace Prize award to Liu Xiaobo as 'obscene'

Beijing - China has condemned in the strongest terms the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to pro-democracy activist Liu Xiaobo, saying that it went against the aims of the award and would harm the country's relations with Norway.
In the Media by Lee Labuschagne - 5 comments

Nobel Peace Prize 2010 for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

Oslo - The currently imprisoned Chinese democracy activist Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today, a fact greeted by the Chinese government with the expected harsh criticism.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

China's best-known dissident Liu Xiaobo, who is into his first year of an 11-year prison term for subversion, has been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for Peace "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
In the Media by Subir Ghosh

Nobel Peace Prize winners inspire musical fundraising for kids

A new String Quartet of Peace that will raise funds for children at risk has been inspired by South Africa's four Peace Prize winners - Nelson Mandela, FW de Klerk, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Albert Luthuli.
In the Media by Lee Labuschagne - 1 comment

Myanmar Bars Pro-Democracy Leader Suu Kyi From Elections

Aung San Suu Kyi, a jailed Mayanmar's pro-democracy leader will not be allowed to participate in Myanmar's next elections after the military junta ruled that anyone convicted of a crime cannot become a member of a political party.
In the Media by Leo Reyes
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