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Aung San Suu Kyi honours revoked amid Rohingya backlash

Students at LSE and Oxford strip Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner of honours over her alleged inaction over atrocities.

Pope seeks to defuse Korean tensions, boost nuke disarmament

Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and boost support for disarmament efforts with a Vatican conference that brings together 11 Nobel Peace prize … Click to Continue »

Writers urge Trump to seek release of Nobel laureate's wife

Ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Beijing, literary luminaries such as Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth are calling on China to free the widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner … Click to Continue »

Canadian mine case against ex-Costa Rica president reopened

Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental concerns, officials said Thursday. The decision,...Show More Summary

ICAN, partnered with SGI, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for work toward abolition of nuclear weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, partnered with Soka Gakkai International, was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The post ICAN, partnered with SGI, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for work toward abolition of nuclear weapons appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Colombia leader thanks Canadians for supporting peace effort

Colombia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning president has thanked Canadians for their support of his country's peace process. Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the peace prize last year for his efforts to … Click to Continue »

Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdog

Setsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945. More than 62 years after that horrific day, she will jointly accept...Show More Summary

Nobel prize money will no longer be 'invested' in nuclear weapons

The Nobel Foundation said Friday its prizes will no longer be funded with investments from nuclear arms producers, just weeks after awarding the peace prize to a nuclear weapons disarmament campaign group. The private institution, based...Show More Summary

Today in History for October 27th

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

The Federalist Papers published in New York City; President Theodore Roosevelt is born; Egypian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win Nobel Peace Prize; Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918. (Oct. 27)        

Venezuelan opposition wins European rights prize

The European Parliament on Thursday awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize to the beleaguered Venezuelan opposition, calling for a "peaceful transition to democracy" in the crisis-hit country. The prize was awarded to the Venezuelan National Assembly, dominated by opposition parties, and to political prisoners. Show More Summary

Hiroshima survivor to jointly receive Nobel Peace Prize with ICAN

OSLO (Reuters) - An 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima will jointly accept the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize together with this year's laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN said on Thurs...

EU awards human rights prize to Venezuelan opposition

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Venezuela's democratic opposition was awarded the European Union's human rights award on Thursday and the European Parliament called for a peaceful transition to democracy in the troubled country.

Nukes, Reagan, and Us

On the homepage, I have a piece entitled “No Nukes, They Say.” It’s about the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, given to ICAN, i.e., the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. This year’s award furnishes much, much food for thought. I do some walking down Memory Lane — to the Reagan years. Show More Summary

Nobel laureate wants global environment court

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth. Karman, of Yemen, made the suggestion in the Central American...Show More Summary

Foreign leaders meeting privately with the Dalai Lama disrespect China's sovereignty, official says

4 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China will not take kindly to the excuse deployed by foreign officials meeting with the recipient of the 1989 Noble Peace Prize -- or in the Party's preferred parlance, that "radical separatist," "wolf in monk's robes," "demon," "spiritual terrorist" -- that they are doing so in a strictly personal capacity. [ more › ]

Margaret Atwood: 'Stories in the World'

Margaret Atwood picked up the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade) yesterday, and her acceptance speech, Stories in the World, is now available online; you can also watch the entire prize ceremony here (English-speakers should feel free to jump ahead to the ca. Show More Summary

Nobel peace laureates denounce Trump's Iran move

The nuclear weapons disarmament campaigners awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize denounced US President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, saying it makes proliferation more likely. "President Trump?s...Show More Summary

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