As the deadline for submitting comments to the Word Bank concerning the second draft of their safeguard review looms (March 1st), a group of Nobel Peace Prize winning women (The Nobel Women's Initiative) have sent a scathing letter to World Bank President Kim detailing concerns they have with the process thus far. Show More Summary
Rajendra K. Pachauri's departure from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a big embarrassment for the group, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with former Vice President Al Gore.
A biography of Chief Albert Luthuli, Africa's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace and president of the ANC until his death (under mysterious circumstances) in 1967.
While Obama desperately tries to stick to his now crushed "Nobel peace prize winner" image, by not succumbing to an all-out land war in the one nation where his progressive "pacifism" brought him fame (and according to some, the presidency),...Show More Summary
Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, is publicly supporting Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress and has a full-page newspaper ad out asking Congress to do the same.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE, HALFHEARTED WAR-AUTHORIZATION EDITION: Obama’s ISIS war powers request to ban ‘enduring’ troops. The White House will ask Congress to approve military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “Nearly three and a half years after Libyan rebels and a NATO air campaign overthrew Muammar al-Qaddafi, the cohesive political entity known as Libya doesn’t exist.”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has said on the 300th day anniversary of the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls by terror group Boko Haram that the international community would be trying much harder to get them freed if they belonged to rich and powerful parents. Show More Summary
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Roll Call: AUMF Expected in ‘Coming Days.’ Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters Thursday he believes President Barack Obama will be sending an Authorization for Use of Military Force to Congress very shortly. “I’m expecting that there will be an Authorization for Use of Military Force sent up here in the […]
In 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese writer, professor, and political critic Liu Xiaobo. He couldn't accept it in person, though. Liu had been detained by the Chinese government since 2008.Show More Summary
A new Foreign Policy magazine survey ranks the most effective U.S. secretary of states of the past 50 years. Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry A. Kissinger, who was secretary for four years during the Nixon and Ford administrations, topped the [...] The post Scholars Rank Kissinger Most Effective Diplomat appeared first on Political Wire.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing consideration with a group including an anti-Putin Russian newspaper and a Saudi Arabian blogger.
Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay [Paramount Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: Selma opens on Dr. Martin Luther King accepting his Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964, and closes at the very end of the famous Selma to Montgomery freedom...Show More Summary
Pope Francis is among the nominees for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. According to Reuters, other nominees include a Catholic priest who helps African migrants, embattled NSA leaker Edward Snowden, and a Russian newspaper that is heavily critical of one of last year’s nominees, President Vladimir Putin. Show More Summary
A Russian newspaper critical of President Vladimir Putin is among the nominations for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Edward Snowden, Pope Francis and a Catholic priest helping African migrants.
While the fate of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is still up in the air -- he's received 50 lashes of a 1,000-lashes punishment for "insulting Islam," though the flogging has been indefinitely delayed -- there's some news that could bring even more positive attention his way.
Looks like she’s got that Nobel Peace Prize all sewn up.
With a familiar glint in his eye and his trademark grin, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
On January 19, people in the United States and around the world celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who used nonviolence to advance civil and human rights. The question arises -- after the...Show More Summary
In a return to global climate change coverage not seen since Al Gore's Nobel Peace Prize, both the New York Times and the Washington Post carried front-page stories on January 17 that showed a full-color NOAA graph of global land and...Show More Summary