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  • Apr 18, 2014
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Nobel Peace Prize

Snowden and Putin among record 278 candidates for Nobel Peace Prize

US whistleblower Edward Snowden, Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Russian President Vladimir Putin are among the nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the Nobel Institute announced a record 278 candidates.

Wednesday, 5 March, 2014, 10:17pm 2 comments

Anti-chemical-weapons watchdog accepts 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog group trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. Fellow winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.

12 Dec 2013 - 1:01am

Beijing court rejects appeal by Nobel laureate's Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law

Supporters of Liu Hui say his conviction in June was based on trumped-up fraud charges and aimed at thwarting the increased attention by the rights community on the plight of his sister, Liu Xia , who has remained under effective house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Prize three years ago.

17 Aug 2013 - 3:37am 3 comments

Activists call for Liu Xiaobo's release on anniversary

Activists in Hong Kong held a march on Tuesday morning to call for the release of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was sentenced to prison three years ago on Christmas Day.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US lawmakers, Chinese friends seek Liu Xiaobo release

US lawmakers and Chinese friends of author Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday appealed for his freedom, vowing not to forget the world’s only jailed Nobel laureate two years after he won the prize.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

EU leaders receive Nobel Peace Prize

European Union Nobel Peace Prize winners pledged at the award ceremony yesterday “to stand by” the euro, saying the single currency was one of the strongest symbols of unity in the bloc’s 60-year history.

11 Dec 2012 - 4:48am

Talking points

Ex-Thai PM Thaksin pays a visit

11 Dec 2012 - 3:02am

European Union receives Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has received this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital for promoting peace and human rights in Europe for six decades following the devastation of the second world war.

10 Dec 2012 - 9:18pm

Nobel peace prize winner's harsh sentence demeans Beijing

The deprivations of a jail sentence are not limited to the prisoner. Families also pay the price, emotionally and materially, especially for the sins of the father, if he is the breadwinner. Sadly, society can turn the screw with prejudice and discrimination. But extrajudicial retribution directed at the spouse of a prisoner takes it to another level that makes a villain of the state, too.

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am 4 comments

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo stirs debate on EU membership

As it struggles for popularity within its own borders, the European Union today collects one of the world's top honours, the Nobel Peace Prize - and in a country that stubbornly refuses to join its ranks.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

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