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The World Food Programme receives the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020

The need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more conspicuous than ever. The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP) for its efforts to combat hunger.

Op-Ed: U.S. drops on average 72 bombs each day throughout the globe

A report from the Council of Foreign relations shows that in 2016 the US dropped an average of 72 bombs every day or three every hour. The think tank, located in New York City, noted that 26,171 bombs were dropped on 6 different countries.

50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Americans are currently engaged in a countrywide debate about racism and police brutality. Ironically, today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai hopes to be Pakistani PM

Slated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize today alongside Kailash Satyarathi, Malala Yousafzai told the BBC in an interview that she would like to enter politics and one day become the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.''

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Pat Montandon's peace rally efforts like the one at the International Women's Congress in 1987 and other peace-promoting actives were nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
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Chinese dissidents in Hong Kong demanding release of Liu Xiaobo.
Chinese dissidents in Hong Kong demanding release of Liu Xiaobo.
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Thomas Morello of Rage Against the Machine says "I am Bradley Manning"

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