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Jared Kushner Gets Nominated for Huge Prize

Alan Dershowitz nominates former president's son-in-law for Mideast 'Abraham Accords'

(Newser) - The Trump family will have a rooting interest in the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Jared Kushner has been nominated for the honor for his work in normalizing relations between Israel and four Arab nations, reports Reuters . The nomination of former President Trump's son-in-law came from attorney Alan Dershowitz, who...

Nobel Peace Prize for Black Lives Matter? Nomination Is In

Norwegian MP praises movement for inspiring fight for racial justice worldwide

(Newser) - On Saturday, in an online ceremony in Stockholm, the $100,000 Olof Palme human rights award will be bestowed upon the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, recognizing the BLM movement for its promotion of "peaceful civil disobedience against police brutality and racial violence," organizers say, per the...

2020 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to World Food Program

Organization praised for efforts to fight hunger

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Peace Prize has gone to the world's largest humanitarian organization. In a virtual ceremony Friday, the Nobel Committee announced that it is honoring the United Nations' World Food Program for its efforts fighting hunger and food insecurity worldwide, the BBC reports. "In the face...

Trump Gets a 2nd Nobel Peace Prize Nod

President nominated for Nobel by Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde

(Newser) - President Trump has a big fan in Norway, and now the possibility of a Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to his somewhat-newfound friend. Fox News reports that Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for the honor based on his role in establishing relations between Israel and the United Arab...

Ethiopian Leader Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed ended border conflict with Eritrea

(Newser) - The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Ahmed was cited for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "...

Nobel Committee Is Unfair, Trump Says

President says he deserves the honor, unlike Obama, but doesn't expect it

(Newser) - President Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize but didn't deserve it. President Trump deserves one but won't get it. That's how Trump sees the situation, he said Monday at the UN. "I think I'm going to get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things,...

Abe Cites Nobel Policy in Not Answering Question on Trump

Japanese PM won't confirm or deny he nominated Trump

(Newser) - Did Japanese PM Shinzo Abe nominate President Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in advance of the Jan. 31 deadline? Abe isn't saying, though he wasn't entirely silent on the topic. He was asked about it in Parliament Monday, days after Trump asserted that Abe nominated him and...

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Won't Keep Her $500K

Activist Nadia Murad will be donating it to help sex crime survivors

(Newser) - If any Nobel Prize winners strive for the award solely for the money, Nadia Murad isn't among them. The Hill reports the 25-year-old Yazidi human rights activist, who shared this year's Peace Prize with Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, will be giving her $500,000 portion of the Nobel...

Doctor, Former ISIS Captive Win Nobel Peace Prize

They fought the use of sexual violence in war

(Newser) - The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of ISIS for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, the AP reports. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "have made a crucial contribution...

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...

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...

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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....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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