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4 years 1 month ago

Chinese dissident wins Nobel Peace Prize

Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China." The Nobel Committee says it has long believed that there is a close connection between human rights and peace. The award is likely to...

4 years 11 months ago

Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama, in Norway to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize, says he doesn't doubt there are others who may be more deserving of the honor. Addressing criticism that the award was premature, the president said Thursday that he wants to continue working on issues that are important for...

5 years 1 month ago

Nobel jury defends Obama decision

Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential liability for the U.S. president. Asked to comment on the uproar following Friday's announcement, four members of the...

5 years 1 month ago

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee says Obama is receiving the honor because of "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." According to the committee "Only very rarely has a person to the...

5 years 2 months ago

Father of 'green' revolution dies at 95

Agricultural scientist Norman Borlaug, the father of the "green revolution" who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger and saving hundreds of millions of lives, died Saturday in Texas, a Texas A&M University spokeswoman said. He was 95. Borlaug died just before 11 p.m....

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