STOCKHOLM (AP) — It’s just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges’ decisions were politically biased.
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- 9 November, 2015 Essebsi hails Nobel winners as saviours of Tunisia Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi Monday hailed the Nobel Peace Prize awarded last month to the National Dialogue Quartet, saying it saved the country from "the spectre of civil war". The prize "paid tribute to the value of dialogue and proved that peaceful revolutions are possible", […]
- 12 November, 2017 U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the ...
- 15 November, 2015 France in shock after Islamist attacks kill 129 By Ingrid Melander and Marine Pennetier PARIS (Reuters) - French prosecutors said on Saturday that three coordinated teams of gunmen and suicide bombers carried out a wave of attacks across Paris that killed 129 people in what President Francois Hollande called an "act of war" by Islamic […]
- 3 November, 2015 Fraught ties with Arab world haunt top French book prize The West's love-hate relationship with Islam and the Arab world dominates the race for France's top literary award, the Goncourt, with the winner chosen Tuesday over a lunch at a Paris restaurant that can often turn heated. The Algerian writer Boualem Sansal, long the odds-on favourite […]
- 4 March, 2018 Vietnam seeks to pacify China as landmark U.S. carrier visit signals warming ties By Greg Torode and Mai Nguyen HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) - The visit of a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War is a powerful symbol of the growing strategic ties between the former foes. For months now, ...