WORLD NEWS 10/05/2018 05:05 am ET They won for their "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which announced this year’s prize on Friday, received nominations for 216 individuals and 115 organizations. But only a few dozen of them were known — the committee keeps the list of nominations secret for 50 years, although some candidates are revealed by their nominators. 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending victims of war-time sexual violence. Fellow laureate Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/MY6IdYWN1e— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 5, 2018 Among those put forward this … [Read more...] about Denis Mukwege, Nadia Murad Win 2018 Nobel Peace Prize For Efforts To End Sexual Violence
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Editors USA TODAY Published 3:10 AM EDT Oct 5, 2018 Trump, Kim Jong Un in the running for Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize, given annually since 1901 to the person or group that has done the most to advance world peace, will be announced Friday at 5 a.m. ET in Oslo, Norway. As unlikely as it may seem on the surface, the prestigious prize could go to President Donald Trump.Nominations are meant to be kept secret. However, the website oddschecker.com ranks Trump as second most likely to win, behind North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders signed a sweeping, albeit vague, peace agreement in June that could lead to denuclearization. Kavanaugh confirmation vote nears as lawmakers weigh FBI report A procedural vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. ET Friday as senators weigh the results from the FBI's background investigation into … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize, Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote: 5 things to know Friday
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?
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