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2 Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Two American economists have won this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for their work in designing market institutions that match different parties within the market as efficiently as possible. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm said Monday it awarded the prize to Alvin Roth, an economics professor at Harvard University, and Lloyd […]

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No African Leader Wins Ibrahim Prize

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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For the third time in four years, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has declined to give out its award for excellence in African leadership. The foundation announced in London Monday that it would not present the $5 million award. It said none of the leaders it considered for the prize this year met the criteria. The […]

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2 Americans Win Nobel Economics Prize

Posted October 15th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two American economists have won this year’s Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for their work in designing market institutions that match different parties within the market as efficiently as possible. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm said Monday it has awarded the prize to Alvin Roth, an economics professor at Harvard University, and […]

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EU Prize Delights Some, Dismays Others

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Reaction to the unexpected choice of the European Union for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize ranges from joy among EU officials to skepticism among some citizens in Europe’s economically strapped nations. EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton said she is “delighted” at the award. The EU ambassador to the United States, Joao Vale de Almeida, […]

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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo announced the winner of the prestigious prize during a ceremony Friday. The committee says “the union and its core members have for over 6 decades contributed to the advancement of peace, reconciliation democracy and human rights in Europe.” […]

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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo announced the winner of the prestigious prize during a ceremony Friday. The committee says “the union and its core members have for over 6 decades contributed to the advancement of peace, reconciliation democracy and human rights in Europe.” […]

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European Union Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo announced the winner of the prestigious prize during a ceremony Friday. The committee says “the union and its core members have for over 6 decades contributed to the advancement of peace, reconciliation democracy and human rights in Europe.” […]

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Dalai Lama Honored for Spirituality As China Lashes Out

Posted March 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Dalai Lama is again finding himself the center of attention, coming under attack from Chinese officials while learning he is the winner of a prize worth $1.7 million. Tibetan exiles in New Delhi yelled as they were taken away by police. Thursday’s protest were the latest in a series of demonstrations against a visit […]

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231 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Norway-based Nobel Institute said it has received 231 nominees for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. This year’s suggestions include Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private charged with leaking a huge cache of classified documents to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Thousands of […]

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Italian, Mexican Writers Win Palme Prize

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian journalist Roberto Saviano and Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho have won the 2011 Olof Palme Prize, an international award for promoting peace and combating discrimination. The Olof Palme Memorial Fund said Monday the two writers are co-winners of the prize for their efforts to expose criminal networks despite great personal risk. Saviano won for his […]

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