Kim Hjelmgaard and Deirdre Shesgreen USA TODAY Published 2:14 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 In these politically and culturally fractious times, it may be the ultimate geopolitical conversation starter (or stopper): Does Donald Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize? Trump's critics vehemently assert that the question isn't even worth asking. Just look at his foreign policy adventures (they say): Trump has deepened trade wars; walked away from the Iran nuclear pact; pulled out of the Paris climate change accord; exacerbated tensions with NATO allies; rolled back improving ties with Cuba; separated immigrant children from their parents at the border; and poured salt on Palestinian wounds by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. More broadly, he's played fast and loose with many fundamental assumptions about diplomacy, society and, well, civility. Why on Earth should such activity be rewarded with the world's most prestigious accolade? Alfred … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize: Does Donald Trump deserve to be a contender?
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize is always widely anticipated and sometimes controversial.The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which will announce this year's prize on Friday, has received nominations for 216 individuals and 115 organizations. But only a few dozen of them are known — the committee keeps the list of nominations secret for 50 years, although some candidates are revealed by their nominators.Among those put forward this year are the Syrian civilian aid group White Helmets, Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper, Edward Snowden and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.Last year's winner was the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.The 2018 prize is worth 9 million Swedish kronor ($1.01 million). Past winners who came under criticism include former U.S. President Barack Obama, who won in 2009 after less than a year in office. … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to be announced Friday
There are 331 candidates for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, whom the Norwegian Nobel Committee will reveal on Friday. The Onion takes a look at the top contenders for this year’s Peace Prize. Kim Jong-Un & Moon Jae-In: No two other people on Earth gave a more impressive handshake in the past year. Edward Snowden: Perhaps no one has made a greater impact on global peace than Snowden, who’s famous for doing something with computers a few years ago. Malala Yousafzai: This shameless attention addict just can’t bear letting anyone else share the spotlight, can she? Pope Francis: It’s not like he personally molested anyone. John McCain: The hawkish longtime U.S. senator has ceased advocating for widespread U.S. military intervention. Emmanuel Macron: He’s the democratically elected leader of a Western European country, so it just seems to make sense, right? Arctic Council: Might as well throw them a bone now since they’ll have nothing to advocate … [Read more...] about Top Candidates For The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize
close Video Report: North Korea still making nukes, hiding efforts On 'Fox News @ Night,' Fox News contributor Daniel Hoffman weighs in on Trump's method of diplomacy and the latest North Korea developments. The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a three-day summit beginning Tuesday in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, accompanied by several hundred officials from their two governments – indicating significant progress may be made in efforts to gradually move toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This is a move we should all welcome – and it could lead to a second summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. An agreement coming out of that meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders could change history and lead to a Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump, an idea I suggested in an op-ed for Fox News last spring. Maybe Trump and Kim could even share the prestigious prize. Importantly, President Trump will … [Read more...] about Trump could still get the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korean denuclearization – Here’s how
Stanley Meisler, The Washington Post Published 10:06 am CDT, Saturday, August 18, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Chris Ratcliffe Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Kofi Annan was secretary-general of United Nations from 1996 to 2006. Kofi Annan was secretary-general of United Nations from 1996 to 2006. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Chris Ratcliffe Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies at 80 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Kofi Annan of Ghana, whose popular and influential reign as secretary general of the United Nations was marred by White House anger at his opposition to the American invasion of Iraq in the early 2000s, died Aug. 18 in Bern, Switzerland. He was 80. The death was announced by the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation. The cause was not immediately disclosed. … [Read more...] about Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, dies at 80