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... more »
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... more »
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... more »
President Barack Obama is scheduling a trip to Norway in December -- to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize. It comes with a $1.4 million award that the White House says will be going to charity. Obama says he knows that the Nobel Peace Prize has sometimes been used to... more »
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... more »
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.... more »