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Three women jointly receive Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 14:58:00

Women's rights took center stage Saturday at the Nobel ceremonies as three women recognized for their struggles against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa accepted this year's peace prize.

'Been a long time coming,' say women peace prize winnersupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 14:56:00

A grassroots activist, a head of state and a symbol of the Arab Spring.

Arab Spring, Africa provide backdrop to Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Wed Dec 07 2011 11:22:00

The struggle for women's rights against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa will be recognized by this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, at a ceremony unlikely to repeat controversy seen last year.

Wangari Maathai Revealed: Part 2updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 00:13:00

The Kenyan environmental campaigner returns to Japan and explains the local's meaning of the term Mottainai.

Stay true to yourself, advises previous woman winner of Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Sat Oct 08 2011 08:34:00

The morning three women won the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams was tired from a night spent strategizing about how to stop rape and other sexual violence toward women in war.

Past Nobel Peace Prize winnersupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 15:49:00

For more than a decade, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.

Arab Spring galvanizers, WikiLeaks among Nobel contendersupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 15:49:00

Twitter was abuzz Thursday with the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs but another topic was gathering steam as the day progressed. Who will win this year's coveted Nobel Peace Prize?

Kenyan Nobel laureate Maathai diesupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 16:00:00

Kenyan Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 71.

Ted Turner among first winners of Gorbachev awardsupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 15:47:00

Three men whose achievements are being recognized for their role in changing the world are the inaugural winners of the Gorbachev awards.

Church: 10 Cuban dissidents, including Nobel nominee, to be releasedupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 06:47:00

Ten Cuban prisoners -- including a doctor nominated last month for the Nobel Peace Prize -- will be released from prison, the Roman Catholic Church said .

Nobel laureate's concept under attackupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 15:20:00

A Nobel Peace Prize-winning idea to alleviate the poor is under attack, as is the man who won the prize.

'Banker to the poor' says he won't quitupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 15:20:00

Muhammad Yunus won a Nobel Peace Prize for the Bangladeshi bank he founded but now he finds himself in a bitter fight to retain his job.

Mandela: Patriarch, legend, family manupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 22:47:00

Nelson Mandela is many things to many people -- a former president, an anti-apartheid icon, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate -- but according to his daughter, he would like to be remembered first as a family man.

Nelson Mandela: Global icon and fatherupdated: Sat Feb 12 2011 22:47:00

CNN's Nadia Bilchik talked to Nelson Mandela's children and grandchildren about his family life.

Politician nominates WikiLeaks for Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 09:29:00

A Norwegian politician said he has nominated WikiLeaks for a Nobel Peace Prize, citing the website's contribution to "democracy and freedom of speech" worldwide.

Rant against politicians lands Nobel laureate in court in Bangladeshupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 15:22:00

Micro-credit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus appeared in a Bangladesh court Tuesday on a defamation charge for reportedly criticizing politicians four years ago, court officials said.

Nobel Peace laureate calls for release of jailed activistupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:54:00

An Iranian Nobel laureate led a small demonstration in front of the United Nations office in Geneva on Monday, protesting the continued imprisonment of human rights activist and fellow lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Richard Gere pleads for Nobel winner releaseupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 20:51:00

The Chinese government could embrace Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo with pride and respect "with a little twist of the mind," actor and activist Richard Gere told a small group of activists at a New York rally in honor of Liu, who has been imprisoned by Beijing.

Past Nobel Peace Prize winnersupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 10:43:00

For ten years, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.

China expands travel ban ahead of Nobel ceremonyupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 07:31:00

A renowned Chinese artist and human rights advocate became the latest casualty Thursday in the government's effort to expand its no-fly list, an effort apparently aimed at preventing prominent guests from attending this year's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.

Why the Nobel Peace award upset Chinaupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 07:27:00

Keeping dissidents locked up, blocking prominent intellectuals from leaving the country and blacking out news reports -- China is pulling out all the stops to keep news about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo out of public sight.

Empty chair will represent imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winnerupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 01:05:00

Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will be represented Friday at the ceremony bestowing the honor by an empty chair, the second time such a symbol has been used in the event, the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee said Thursday.

Lawyer hopes Nobel will help Liu Xiaoboupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 01:05:00

In October, Liu Xiaobo's international lawyer reacted to her client winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to attend Nobel Prize ceremonyupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 00:49:00

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attend the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Friday in Oslo, Norway, as part of the official delegation on behalf of winner Liu Xiaobo of China, her office announced.

Some nations say they won't attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremonyupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 06:36:00

Several nations have indicated they will not attend the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway as China protests the fact that the award honors an imprisoned Chinese dissident.

Chinese pressure to boycott Nobel event?updated: Wed Dec 08 2010 06:36:00

Is China trying to pressure countries not to attend the Nobel peace prize ceremony?

Six countries say they will not attend peace prize ceremonyupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 09:31:00

Six countries -- China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Morocco and Iraq -- will not attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies in Oslo, Norway, the Norweigian Nobel Committee said Thursday.

Suu Kyi tells supporters to work with her for changeupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 05:59:00

Freed democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi told her supporters Sunday that she needs their help in her efforts to bring change to Myanmar.

Nobel Peace Prize shakes China politicsupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 14:17:00

China's political comfort level has been rocked by a dissident's Nobel Prize win. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

China: Dissident's Nobel an insultupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 04:28:00

China remains angry that jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

China warns Nobel prize will damage relations with Norwayupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 04:28:00

China on Tuesday stepped up criticism of Norway and the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident.

Nobel Peace laureate's wife remains under house arrestupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 15:03:00

Liu Xia, the wife of Nobel Peace laureate and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, remains under house arrest in Beijing and banned from talking to friends or media, his lawyer said.

Celebrating Nobel, woman arrested for splashing champagneupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 05:51:00

A woman celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident has been charged with assault for accidentally splashing champagne on a security guard outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong.

Nobel winner's wife thought to be visiting imprisoned husbandupdated: Sat Oct 09 2010 08:10:00

Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, is believed to have left Beijing to go to Jinzhou, where her husband is imprisoned, Liu Xiaobo's lawyer told CNN on Saturday.

Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 16:37:00

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.

Chinese dissident wins Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 16:37:00

The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term after repeatedly calling for human rights and democratization, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced.

Chinese official calls Nobel Prize award 'blasphemy'updated: Fri Oct 08 2010 13:53:00

Beijing blasted a Chinese dissident's Nobel Peace Prize win Friday, calling the decision to award Liu Xiaobo the honor "blasphemy."

Governments, human rights groups respond to Nobel Peace Prize winupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 13:49:00

Governments and human rights leaders worldwide responded to the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term.

China blanks Nobel Peace prize searchesupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 13:25:00

With news media across the globe reacting to this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, authorities in the winner's homeland are racing to delete his name from all public domains.

China snubs courageous Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 12:39:00

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo in recognition of "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."

Israeli high court OKs Nobel laureate's deportationupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:59:00

The Israeli Supreme Court has upheld the deportation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, who had tried to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories last week, a spokeswoman for the Israeli judiciary said Monday.

Israeli court denies Nobel laureate deportation appealupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 12:44:00

An Israeli court rejected Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire's appeal of a ban on her entry into Israel for a visit to the Jewish state and the Palestinian territories, her lawyer said Friday.

Stay of deportation in Israel for Nobel laureateupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 13:48:00

An Israeli jurist issued a temporary injunction Wednesday preventing the deportation of an Irish Nobel Peace Prize winner without a hearing, attorney's office said.

Irish Nobel laureate denied entry into Israelupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 07:56:00

An Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate was refused entry into Israel on Tuesday because of her participation in an aid flotilla to Gaza in June, a spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry said.

Israel opens official probe into deadly flotilla raidupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 08:18:00

A commission appointed by Israeli officials to investigate last month's deadly flotilla raid will ask top government authorities to testify, the panel said at its first session Monday.

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ElBaradei seeking Egyptian presidencyupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 11:55:00

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mohamed ElBaradei discusses seeking the Egyptian presidency.

Coaching tomorrow's world leaders, through social networkingupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 20:55:00

We witness today, at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, one of the most astonishing phenomena of the digital era: the consolidation of the social network, and even more, the empowerment of the worldwide youth thanks to these tools.

The decade's 'greenest' momentsupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 23:13:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks back at the most important "green" developments of the decade.

Iran's Nobel winner: Crackdown strengthens protestsupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 15:57:00

The Iranian government's efforts to suppress anti-government demonstrations will only increase the opposition's will, Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi told CNN Monday.

Comment: Is the Nobel Peace Prize bad for Obama?updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 14:45:00

Barack Obama flies back to Washington today with arguably the most prestigious prize a political leader can win but it probably won't help him much back home.

Obama: 'Peace requires responsibility'updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 11:04:00

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday with much discussion of war and the limits of nonviolence.

War sometimes justified, Obama says in Nobel Peace Prize speechupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 23:17:00

President Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday by talking about war and the limits of non-violence.

A Nobel for a post-American presidentupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 12:27:00

This year's Nobel Peace Prize delivered a challenge that must be particularly familiar and vexing to our loquacious president: to not just give a good speech, but to produce results.

Obama to spend 26 hours in Norway, pick up Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 13:50:00

President Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

Iran denies confiscating activist's Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 10:02:00

Iran is denying Norway's claim that the Islamic republic confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and indicated the issue involved tax evasion.

Norway says Iran confiscated Nobel Peace Prize from Iranian activistupdated: Thu Nov 26 2009 16:42:00

Iranian authorities confiscated the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize given to human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, Norway said Thursday.

Mr. President, take Mideast heat or get out of the kitchenupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 09:49:00

When Barack Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize next month in Oslo, Norway, one thing seems clear: It won't be in recognition of his skill in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Commentary: Why Obama deserves the prizeupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 10:49:00

President Obama woke up today with the once-in-a-lifetime news that he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The joy and pride of this early morning news must have matched, if not surpassed, that other piece of news he received the evening of November 4, 2008, when he won the presidency of the United States.

Does 'strengthening diplomacy' warrant Nobel? Americans splitupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 08:50:00

The decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to "strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" appears to have left some in the United States divided over whether intangible achievements are worthy of such an esteemed award.

President Obama's image abroadupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 08:50:00

AC360's Anderson Cooper talks with a panel about how winning the Nobel Peace Prize affects President Obama's image abroad.

Henry: Is Obama's Nobel a blessing or curse?updated: Sat Oct 10 2009 06:44:00

Yes he can win the Nobel Peace Prize. Even on the same day that President Obama met with his war council yet again to consider sending up to 40,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Happy Birthday, Bo: The First Dog Turns 1updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 21:06:00

Malia Obama lets her dad know the Nobel Peace Prize isn't the only thing to celebrate

Obama: Nobel Peace Prize is 'call to action'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 17:09:00

President Obama said Friday that he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 16:06:00

The President "has created a new international climate," the committee announces

Praise and skepticism greet Obama's Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 16:05:00

The surprise decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize elicited swift reaction Friday, with some hailing the choice and others expressing astonishment and skepticism.

Commentary: Obama's 'unclenched fist' won the prizeupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 14:55:00

Cynics will say that Oslo was jealous that Copenhagen, Denmark, scored a visit from President Obama, and giving him a Nobel was the only way to get him to Norway.

Transcript: Award shared with those who sacrifice for peaceupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:53:00

President Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning about winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is the text of his remarks:

Commentary: Obama wins one for Americaupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 13:13:00

When President Obama received word that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll bet he felt a little like I did the first time Diane Friday, the smartest, prettiest girl at the University of Texas, kissed me: I didn't fully feel like I deserved it, but I sure wasn't going to turn it down.

Commentary: Obama's prize doesn't 'feel right'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 11:03:00

Maybe I'm just old-fashioned or just plain old, but when I awoke this morning to news that Barack Obama had been selected to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, something didn't feel right.

Laureates to Nobel winners: Prepare for 'lightning bolt'updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 10:13:00

David Waller has some simple advice for anyone looking to improve morale at their organization -- even if it's not the easiest advice to follow.

CNNMoney: Weak start ahead for stocksupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 08:43:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a rocky open Friday as investors paused after pushing Wall Street near its highest levels all year.

CNNMoney: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 06:18:00

President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, making him the 108th recipient of the prestigious award.

Nobel contenders await peace prize decisionupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 01:10:00

A controversial Colombian senator who has obtained the release of 16 hostages held by Marxist guerrillas is the leading candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday, said an independent research institute in Norway.

Chemistry Nobel honors research on life-giving ribosomeupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 10:26:00

Two Americans and an Israeli were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for painstakingly mapping out the thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome -- work that paves the way for new antibiotics. Will & Jada Pinkett Smith to Co-Host Nobel Peace Prize Concertupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 11:28:00

The couple will preside over a December celebration to honor the 2009 laureate

Myanmar junta returns Suu Kyi to house arrestupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 23:27:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was found guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest by a military court Tuesday -- and sentenced to serve 18 more months in home confinement.

Former South Korean leader, Nobel winner on respiratorupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 07:54:00

A former South Korea president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea has been placed on a respirator in a hospital, a news agency reported Thursday.

British envoy: Suu Kyi 'robust,' 'in good spirits'updated: Wed May 20 2009 22:03:00

A British envoy who attended the third day of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's trial on Wednesday said she appeared "robust" and in a positive frame of mind.

Myanmar junta to try opposition leader and her American visitorupdated: Mon May 18 2009 02:06:00

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who recently swam to her lakeside home are scheduled to stand trial Monday.

Suu Kyi to face charges, supporters sayupdated: Thu May 14 2009 01:21:00

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is to be taken to a prison courtroom in Myanmar Thursday after an American was arrested for allegedly sneaking into the home where she is under house arrest, a spokesman for her political party said.

Embassy confirms meeting with American detained in Myanmarupdated: Wed May 13 2009 15:54:00

A U.S. Embassy official in Myanmar met Wednesday with a detained American suspected of sneaking into the home of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate under house arrest by the government.

Still fighting 30 years onupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 08:23:00

Professor Wangari Maathai was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Foundation, a Kenyan environmental organization.

Interview with Desmond Tutuupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:31:00

South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to Talk Asia's Anjali Rao.

Iran keeps Nobel laureate's office shutupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 20:42:00

The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Iran's closure of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's offices in Tehran.

Iran raids, closes office, Nobel winner saysupdated: Sun Dec 21 2008 12:42:00

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights campaigner Shirin Ebadi was briefly taken into custody Sunday as Iranian authorities raided and indefinitely shut down two of her offices in Tehran, she told CNN. Scarlett Johansson Honors Nobel Peace Prize Winnerupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 09:51:00

The actress cohosts a tribute concert for Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari in Norway

Stellar show for Nobel Peace Prize winnerupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 09:45:00

A week of events to mark the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari continues Thursday with a stellar concert in Oslo to be broadcast on Live.

Former Finland leader accepts Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 14:38:00

Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari Wednesday called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to "give high priority to the Middle East conflict in his first year in office." Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Finnish Diplomatupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 13:00:00

The Finn Martti Ahtisaari has made a career of forging peace through the hard slog of conventional diplomacy The Nobel Peace Winner: Important Work, Uninspired Choice updated: Fri Oct 10 2008 13:00:00

Viewpoint: Professional troubleshooter Martti Ahtisaari may not seem an inspired Nobel choice, but who'd want the job of brokering agreements between those who'd prefer to have blown one another way

Former Finland leader wins Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 11:48:00

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari has won the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday. Ex-Finnish President Wins 2008 Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 06:00:00

Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace in places as diverse as East Timor and the Balkans in Europe.

Bill Clinton: How we can work together to create a stronger worldupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 18:00:00

If we want to build a stronger, more sustainable world for future generations, one with more partners and fewer enemies, we have to work together. Peace Prize Could Be Rebuke for Chinaupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 15:00:00

The annual guessing game about who will get the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize focused this year on a possible human rights rebuke for China

Banker to the poor arrives in NYCupdated: Thu May 22 2008 07:57:00

A Nobel Peace Prize winner has opened a bank to help the poor in New York City, as CNN's Richard Roth reports.

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