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Brazilian senator nominates Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, her office said Tuesday. Communist Party Senator Vanessa Grazziotin, head of a panel investigating US eavesdropping operations, says Snowden’s leaks had contributed to world peace. In a statement released by her press service…

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

A former Norwegian minister nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. "He has contributed to revealing the extreme level of surveillance by nations against……

Chemical watchdog OPCW accepts Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

The world chemical weapons watchdog accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Tuesday in Oslo, where it was praised for positive developments in Syria. “With this year’s prize, we prompt those states that have not acceded to the (Chemical Weapons) Convention to do so,” the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjoern…

Congratulations, Malala, on failing to win the Nobel Peace Prize

Who wants to be forever associated with the EU or Kissinger? No, as with Gandhi, the real honor is being ignored by Oslo You have to love the Nobel peace prize committee. No, literally you do – I think it’s an international law or something. Yesterday, they opted against awarding…

‘I don’t deserve Nobel yet,’ says Pakistani activist Yousafzai Malala

Malala Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of her shooting by the Taliban. The 16-year-old was shot in the head by the Pakistani Taliban on…

Former President Bill Clinton among Nobel Prize nominees

OSLO (Reuters) – Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, and former President Bill Clinton may be among the hundreds of nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, rights activists say. The list of nominees, which is now officially closed for this year, is secret and Nobel officials…

Three women receive Nobel Peace Prize

Liberia’s president, a fellow Liberian and a Yemeni activist received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Saturday for showing how women facing war and oppression can shed the mantle of victimhood and lead the way to peace and democracy. “You represent one of the most important motive forces for change…

China peace prize awarded to Russia’s Putin

A group of Chinese academics has awarded its version of the Nobel Peace Prize to Vladimir Putin, an organiser said Tuesday, pointing to the Russian Prime Minister as “outstanding in keeping world peace.” Putin beat other candidates such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Yuan Longping, a Chinese agricultural scientist,…

Award-winning Cuban dissident ‘detained and beaten’

Guillermo Farinas, a leading Cuban dissident and winner of the European parliament’s top human rights prize, was arrested and for the first time beaten in detention, said his mother and activists. Farinas, who won the Sakharov rights prize in 2010 after going on a 135-day hunger strike to press for…

China invokes Waco siege in denouncing Dalai Lama

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media denounced the Dalai Lama on Monday for his views on reincarnation, saying that the exiled Buddhist monk was trying to revise history, compounding his crimes as a separatist. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader in September said he or other Tibetan…

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