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Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize a vote of confidence in European project

The Nobel Peace Prize is, this year, an award for the European Union's success in bringing peace, security and prosperity to what used to be a war-torn and divided continent.

Monday, 10 December, 2012, 1:28am

Liu's fight is not Mo Yan's responsibility

Criticisms of Mo Yan for refusing to talk about Liu Xiaobo during his trip to Stockholm to accept the Nobel Prize for literature are sickening, mindless and petty. He chose literature, not dissent or human rights, as a career and personal choice. He has every right to stick to his own conscience, which is devotion to literature, and not to follow politically correct fashion.

8 Dec 2012 - 7:54am 21 comments

Chinese writers, Nobel winners call for Liu Xiaobo's release

More than 40 high-profile Chinese writers, lawyers and activists have sent an open letter to the new leader of the Communist Party Xi Jinping, urging him to free jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Thousands sign Nobel petition for Pakistan’s Malala

More than 87,000 people have signed a global petition calling for Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, campaigners said on Friday.

The 15-year-old is recovering in hospital in Britain after Taliban gunmen in her native northwest Pakistan shot her on her school bus last month for daring to campaign for the right of girls to go to school.

9 Nov 2012 - 9:57pm

China contacts never stopped despite Nobel row, Norway says

Norweigian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said that contacts between Oslo and Beijing never stopped despite a row over a Chinese dissident winning the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

EU can be an example for Asia

The European Union must seem a strange kind of beast to many Asians. And given their disgraceful handling of the financial crisis, especially compared to the better-off economies in the East, euro-zone politicians are not held in high esteem. Still, the Nobel Peace Prize for the EU is a reminder of what is important and inspiring about the idea of Europe.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:56am

The EU deserves the Nobel for democracy push

Maybe they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union because they couldn't think of anybody else. Nelson Mandela already has one. So does Aung San Suu Kyi. Even Barack Obama has one, though what for is not exactly clear. So who's left? We'll just give it to the EU. Nobody will notice that.

16 Oct 2012 - 4:05am

Peace Prize? We're in a financial war, say Europeans

"Is this a joke?" said Chrisoula Panagiotidi, 36, an Athens beautician, laughing derisively upon hearing that the European Union had won the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday.

Three days ago she lost her job, becoming one of the one-in-four Greeks who is unemployed in the fifth year of a recession.

13 Oct 2012 - 11:30am

EU wins Nobel Peace Prize for uniting continent

The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for promoting peace, democracy and human rights over six decades in an award seen as a morale boost.

12 Oct 2012 - 8:00pm 2 comments

Nobel prize awarded to Briton, Japanese for stem cell work

British researcher John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering that specialised cells of the body can be reprogrammed into stem cells.

8 Oct 2012 - 9:02pm