Nobel Peace Prize

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Trump Formally Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

18 House Republicans send letter to prize committee

(Newser) - Republican lawmakers have nominated President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize. Eighteen House members penned a letter Wednesday to the Nobel Prize Committee praising the president’s efforts to broker peace in the Korean Peninsula, reports the Hill . "President Trump has worked tirelessly to apply maximum pressure on North... More »

Trump Deserves Nobel, Says South Korea's Leader

Moon Jae-in says US president should get any honors for Korean peace

(Newser) - Last week's summit between the leaders of North and South Korea generated lots of chatter about a Nobel Peace Prize for the main players involved. On Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in made clear who he thinks should get it: "It's President Trump who should receive the... More »

New Chatter About Trump: Time for Nobel Peace Prize

Lindsey Graham among those talking up the president after Korean summit

(Newser) - Friday's developments between North and South Korea had President Trump making an all-caps statement: "KOREAN WAR TO END!" he wrote triumphantly. Now others are making bold statements of their own, calling for Trump to get the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in bringing the adversaries together.... More »

Trump Nominations for Nobel Peace Prize Were Forgeries

Fakes submitted both this year and last year, head of Norwegian Nobel Institute says

(Newser) - President Trump is (or was) apparently up for the Nobel Peace Prize that will be announced this fall, a surprise revelation since who's in the running is usually kept under wraps by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. But the New York Times explains Trump's candidacy was divulged because of... More »

318 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, ICAN Wins It

Honored for 'its inspiring and innovative support for UN negotiations' on nukes

(Newser) - The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of... More »

Docs Contradict China, Say Dying Dissident Can Leave

Liu Xiaobo medically cleared for travel, unclear if Beijing will let him go

(Newser) - Two foreign specialists who visited Liu Xiaobo said Sunday that the cancer-stricken Nobel Peace Prize laureate can safely travel abroad for treatment, contradicting statements by Chinese experts who say a medical evacuation would be unsafe for China's best-known political prisoner. Dr. Markus Buchler of Heidelberg University and Dr. Joseph... More »

Peace Laureate: Nobel Was 'Gift From Heaven'

Colombia's Santos says it gave him the momentum to close crumbling peace deal with FARC

(Newser) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it gave a boost to the "impossible dream" of ending his country's half-century-long civil war. In his acceptance speech, Santos described the award as a "gift from heaven" and dedicated it to all Colombians,... More »

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Man Helping End 52-Year War

Colombian president won despite voter rejection of deal with rebels

(Newser) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for what the Nobel Committee calls "his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end," the AP reports. Santos and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces... More »

Among Nobel Nominees: Pope, Merkel ... Trump?

And also against 374 other nominees in a record year

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have settled his recent beef with Pope Francis , but there may be a new skirmish brewing between the two—this time over the Nobel Peace Prize. The GOP frontrunner and the pontiff are both among the record number of nominees this year, the Guardian reports. The previous... More »

Nobel Buzz Builds for Greek Islanders

They have been on the frontlines of the refugee crisis

(Newser) - Some 1 million refugees flooded into Europe last year—fleeing war, oppression, and poverty in the Middle East and Africa—and more than 80% of them came through Greece, CNN reports, a situation that has thrust residents of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea onto the frontlines of the... More »

Surprise Peace Prize Winners Helped Build a Democracy

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet a surprise winner

(Newser) - Pope Francis and Angela Merkel were among the early favorites, but this year's Nobel Peace Prize has gone to a group that hasn't been in the headlines as much: the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. "After the Arab Spring in Tunisia in 2010-2011, the Quartet paved the way... More »

Give the Nobel Peace Prize to Angela Merkel

Leonid Bershidsky says there's good reason she's the favorite to win

(Newser) - On Friday, the world will get its latest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Pope Francis, John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Eritrean priest Mussie Zerai are all on the list, reports the Guardian . But if Leonid Bershidsky has his way, it will go to none of the above. "... More »

Malala Stands With Mexican Nobel Crasher

Says she wasn't afraid, 'there are problems in Mexico'

(Newser) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai today expressed sympathy for a Mexican asylum seeker who jumped onto the stage during the award ceremony yesterday in Oslo, and said the incident didn't frighten her. The 17-year-old laureate from Pakistan said young people the world over face problems. "As (he)... More »

Malala Collects Her Nobel

She and Kailash Satyarthi are awarded Nobel Peace Prize

(Newser) - Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today, officially making her, at 17, the youngest-ever recipient of the prize. The Pakistani education advocate and joint winner Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child-rights advocate, attended the award ceremony in Oslo today, and the Nobel committee noted the importance of a Muslim... More »

Nobel Laureates to Obama: Open Up on CIA Torture

Desmond Tutu, José Ramos-Horta lead charge for transparency

(Newser) - Twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners have penned a letter to President Obama that asks their fellow laureate to open up a "grim chapter" in US history: the use of torture. The open letter on TheCommunity.com—chaired by former East Timor President José Ramos-Horta—appeals to the president to... More »

Malala Gave Obama Advice About Guns

Namely, send books instead

(Newser) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai says that when she met fellow laureate President Obama, she offered him a "very simple" message: Education is the best way to fight terrorism. "I said, 'Instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending weapons, send teachers,'"... More »

Be Glad for Malala, but Please Don't Patronize Her

Let's skip this 'bravest girl in the world' sentiment: columnists

(Newser) - While Slate's Joshua Keating argued previously that the Nobel Peace Prize should go to no one this year, he's not about to begrudge Malala Yousafzai, who was named a co-recipient today . The 17-year-old Pakistani activist is certainly worthy, he writes at the website . Just one thing, though: Can... More »

Malala Shares Nobel Peace Prize

Shot teen wins prize with India's Kailash Satyarthi

(Newser) - Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize today for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner. When she was a student at Mingora's Khushal Public School... More »

Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to No One

It would actually mark the 20th time that's happened

(Newser) - The culmination of Nobel week comes on Friday, when the Nobel Prize for Peace is handed to ... no one, hopes Joshua Keating. In a column for Slate , Keating writes that in the past, and "at its best," the award has shone a spotlight on important issues—like climate... More »

Putin Gets Nobel Peace Prize Nod

But that whole Ukraine situation may pose a slight problem

(Newser) - No, it's not an Onion headline: Among this year's record 278 Nobel Peace Prize nominees is one Vladimir Putin. Any member of a national assembly worldwide is eligible to nominate candidates, Reuters notes, adding that the Nobel Committee is likely to take Russia's actions in Crimea into... More »

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