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Nobelists, Students and Journalists Grapple with the Antiscience Movement

The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in an ancient German city takes on an extremely timely problem -- Read more on

The beliefs of economist James Buchanan conflict with basic democratic norms. Here’s why.

Controversy has recently arisen around James M. Buchanan, the economist and Nobel laureate who died in 2013, because of the book “Democracy in Chains” by Nancy MacLean. MacLean calls Buchanan “the missing piece of the puzzle” to understanding the rise of the “radical right.” Responding to MacLean’s claim that Buchanan’s ideas helped justify a “return to oligarchy,” […]

Surviving Tiananmen 'Gentlemen' mum on Chinese Nobel laureate's death

BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu Xiaobo was one of the "Four Gentlemen" of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a hunger strike in the final days of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China and tried to hold off tanks and troops moving in to crush the student-led movement.

In China, Despair for Cause of Democracy After Nobel Laureate’s Death

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Some activists say the movement is now at its weakest point since the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

Late Chinese Nobel laureate's friends hold defiant memorial

Under the shadow of heavy police surveillance, around 20 close friends of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo have held a defiant private memorial in Beijing. Since the prominent democracy activist died of liver cancer in custodyShow More Summary

China’s ‘Great Firewall’ Now Deletes Messages in Real Time

There is more than irony in the fact that Nobel Laureate Liu Xiobao’s death coincided with Beijing’s massive effort to clamp down on internet communication. It’s the end of an era.

Many Are Concerned for the Wife of Late Nobel Peace Laureate, Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia, had suffered oppression and imprisonment for years.

Malala speaks out against Boko Haram in Nigeria

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The Nobel Peace laureate was greeted with cheers by dozens of young women.        

Malala condemns China over death of fellow Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemned China's treatment of her fellow peace prize-winner Liu Xiaobo following his death of liver cancer in custody last week.

Malala meets her Chibok 'heroes' in Nigeria

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday called for a "state of emergency for education" in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok schoolgirls whose cause she championed. The 20-year-old global education campaigner made the suggestion at a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja. Show More Summary

Malala urges Nigeria to prioritize education system

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria should focus on improving its education system, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai said on Monday during a visit to the West African country where nearly half of primary-aged children are not enrolled in schoo...

Liu Xiaobo laid to rest at private funeral 'under the eyes of Chinese secret police'

The body of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel laureate who died after years of imprisonment in China, was cremated Saturday after a private ceremony attended by his family and several men believed to be Chinese secret police.  Liu's remains...Show More Summary

Fate of Chinese dissident's widow worries friends

Friends of the late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were worried about the fate of his widow on Sunday, with no signs that authorities had freed her after the dissident's sea burial. Close friends lost touch with the poet Liu Xia after her husband died on Thursday of liver cancer aged 61 while he was in police custody at a hospital in northeast China. Show More Summary

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes buried at sea

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The ashes of China's late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo were buried at sea on Saturday, depriving his supporters of a place to pay tribute to the pro-democracy dissident. Officials showed a video in which his wife, Liu Xia, and relatives...Show More Summary

Family scatters Chinese Nobel laureate’s ashes into the sea

SHENYANG, ChinaFamily members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody.

Family scatters jailed Chinese Nobel laureate's ashes in sea

China says family members of Liu Xiaobo have scattered the ashes of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate into the sea following his death from cancer this week while in custody. … Click to Continue »

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Dissident and Nobel Laureate, Is Cremated

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The small, muted funeral was attended by his wife under official watch. It was unclear what the authorities would do with Mr. Liu’s ashes.

The Latest: Liu Xiaobo's body cremated in private ceremony

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SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (all times local):

Body of China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo cremated

Liu died from multiple organ failure on Thursday, having not been allowed to leave the country for cancer treatment.

China says Nobel laureate cremated and his wife is 'free'

SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - Deceased Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo was cremated on Saturday and his wife is "free", a government official said, as a state-run newspaper attacked him as a "despised" criminal out of step with Chinese society.

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