Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Mar 5, 2014

Putin in running for year's Nobel Peace Prize

Russian President Vladimir Putin is among a record 278 nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute announced Tuesday. Putin is thought to have been proposed by Russian figures in October. He is credited with averting a U.S. attack against Syria by ...

Mandela was urged to refuse Nobel peace prize 20 years ago

Dec 9, 2013

Mandela was urged to refuse Nobel peace prize 20 years ago

Two decades ago in Oslo, Nelson Mandela and South Africa’s last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, stood side by side and accepted the Nobel peace prize, a moment that epitomized the reconciliation of enemies. But that powerful gesture of forgiveness on Dec. 10, 1993, ...

Oct 29, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize sends messages

In choosing this year's Peace Prize recipient, the Nobel Committee hoped to accelerate global efforts to eliminate chemical weapons, which are relatively cheap and easy to produce.