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Nobel prize amounts to be cut 20% in 2012updated: Mon Jun 11 2012 15:45:00

Nobel prize amounts will be cut by 20% in 2012, the foundation that runs the program announced Monday.

Nobel laureates honor Sean Pennupdated: Wed Mar 21 2012 09:34:00

In Haiti, actor Sean Penn brushed aside mockery in the media for his penchant for taking up causes. Someone, he said, had to do something after the devastating earthquake.

Women's activists share Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 23:16:00

This year's Nobel Peace Prize is shared by three women's activists, one from Yemen and two from Liberia.

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.

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.

Nobel goes to scientist who knocked down 'Berlin Wall' of chemistryupdated: Sun Oct 16 2011 11:21:00

This year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist who "fought a fierce battle against established science" and "fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.

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.

Yemen: Thousands of women demonstrate, dozens injuredupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:06:00

Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens of women were injured after gangs attacked during a march in her honor, witnesses in the city of Taiz said Monday.

Women inspired to protest in Yemenupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:06:00

Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman inspires women to protest in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

American economists win Nobel updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 16:10:00

Two American economists won the Nobel Prize for economics on Monday for their work studying how changes in government policies or economic shocks affect a nation's economy.

Nobel Prize in economics to be awarded Mondayupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 04:38:00

The winner of the Nobel prize in economics will be announced Monday in Stockholm, Sweden.

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?

Swedish poet wins Nobel Literature prizeupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 09:02:00

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer won the Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish academy that announces the annual award said Thursday.

Scientists studying universe's expansion win Nobel Prize in Physicsupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 12:14:00

The astounding discovery that our universe apparently is expanding at an accelerating rate some 14 billion years after the Big Bang has earned three scientists the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.

Nobel winner died days before award announcedupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 15:14:00

In a first for the prestigious organization, a Nobel Prize will go to a man who died just days before being named a winner.

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.

CNNMoney: Nobel winner drops Fed nomination fightupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 12:33:00

Nobel prize winner Peter Diamond has withdrawn his nomination to the Federal Reserve, citing opposition by Senate Republicans.

Microcredit pioneer, Nobel laureate steps down from Bangladeshi bankupdated: Thu May 12 2011 20:18:00

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has resigned as managing director of the bank he founded in Bangladesh a week after the country's supreme court rejected his appeal to keep his post.

Bangladeshi court rejects microcredit pioneer's appealupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 07:36:00

Bangladesh's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to keep his position as managing director of the bank he founded.

Bangladesh court upholds removal of Nobel laureateupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 01:23:00

Bangladesh's top court Tuesday upheld the central bank's decision to remove Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from his post at the pioneering bank he founded.

Bangladesh tries again to oust Nobel laureate from bank postupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 11:20:00

It's not often that a Nobel Peace Prize laureate gets fired, but the Bangladeshi government said Wednesday it did just that in dismissing Muhammad Yunus from a top post in the pioneering bank he founded.

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.

Bangladeshi Nobel laureate faces fresh legal trouble at homeupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 06:06:00

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus faced fresh legal trouble in his home country of Bangladesh on Thursday, accused of producing "substandard" yogurt meant for the poor, officials said.

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-winning microcredit bank comes under scrutinyupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 20:30:00

Bangladesh has ordered a probe of the Grameen Bank -- founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of microcredit -- following media allegations that donor's funds were inappropriately transferred.

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.

Chinese dissident awarded Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 10:43:00

An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia on Friday amid protests and condemnation from China.

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.

Some international news media signals, websites blocked in Chinaupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 07:29:00

On the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, CNN.com and CNN International are among the websites and television networks that have been blocked in mainland China.

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.

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.

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.

Nobel ceremony shunned?updated: Thu Dec 09 2010 10:25:00

Nations are giving a variety of reasons for not attending the upcoming Nobel award ceremony.

China to award Confucius Peace Prizeupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 22:46:00

As it allegedly pressures countries to ignore the Nobel Prize ceremony, China creates its own peace prize.

China crackdown on dissent ahead of Nobel ceremonyupdated: Wed Dec 08 2010 22:46:00

Zeng Jinyan knows all too well what it was like to be a prisoner in her own home.

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?

Group: Nobel winner's family may not get to see him before awardupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 06:43:00

The family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo may not be able to visit him in prison before the awards ceremony in December, a human rights group said Wednesday.

Nobel laureates call for release of 2010 Peace Prize winnerupdated: Tue Oct 26 2010 14:00:00

A group of Nobel laureates sent a letter Monday to the leaders of the G-20, requesting their help in calling for the release of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident.

Economics Nobel winner still faces confirmation hurdlesupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 12:48:00

A Nobel Prize-winning economist who President Barack Obama nominated to the Federal Reserve Board says he understands why despite his accolades the position is out of his reach, at least for now.

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.

CNNMoney: 3 share Nobel Prize for research on jobsupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 12:14:00

Three economists will share the 2010 Nobel Prize for their work on how government policy affects unemployment, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday.

Chinese Nobel prize winner's wife detainedupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 05:52:00

Despite being allowed to tell her husband he won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, the wife of Liu Xiaobo was detained in her apartment in Beijing, China, according to a human rights group and her attorney.

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 prize in economics to be announcedupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 03:28:00

The Swedish Academy is due to unveil this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday.

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."

Peruvian author wins Nobel Prize in literatureupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 16:09:00

A week of Nobel Prize announcements comes to a climax on Friday with the unveiling of the winner of the Peace Prize, perhaps the world's most prestigious award.

3 professors share Nobel Prize in chemistryupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 08:22:00

The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three professors for a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds in organic chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced.

Vatican official criticizes award of Nobel Prize to Robert Edwardsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 12:29:00

An official with the Vatican criticized the decision to award the Nobel prize for medicine to British doctor Robert G. Edwards for his work on in vitro fertilization, Italy's official news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.

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.

'Father of test tube baby' wins Nobel Prize for medicineupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 12:03:00

The "father of the test tube baby," Robert G. Edwards, won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, the awards committee announced.

Portuguese writer Jose Saramago, winner of 1998 Nobel, diesupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 14:01:00

Jose Saramago, the outspoken Portuguese author who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, died Friday at his home on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, his foundation said.

Doomsday clock pushed back 1 minuteupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 02:55:00

The world has inched further away from doom and nuclear disaster, said a group of respected scientists that includes 19 Nobel Laureates.

Iran detains Nobel laureate's sisterupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 21:23:00

Iranian intelligence officials have detained the sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian lawyer and human rights activist said.

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.

Commentary: Nobel award recognizes U.S. dominanceupdated: Mon Oct 12 2009 17:02:00

As an American of African descent, I swelled with pride when I heard that the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected President Obama to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The award further validates what the 2008 presidential election demonstrated: The United States is the most mature and fully functioning multi-ethnic democracy in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Obama's win unique among presidentsupdated: Fri Oct 09 2009 17:01:00

In winning the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama joins an elite group of U.S. presidents. He is the fourth to win the prize, the third to win it while in office and the first to receive it during his first year in office.

People.com: 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.

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: 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.

3 win Nobel in physics for digital devicesupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:33:00

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for two breakthroughs that led to two major underpinnings of the digital age -- fiber optics and digital photography, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

3 Americans win medicine Nobel for chromosome researchupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 14:18:00

Three U.S. researchers have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for solving "a major problem in biology," the Nobel Committee announced Monday.

People.com: 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 sentences Suu Kyiupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 23:27:00

CNN's Dan Rivers analyzes where Myanmar's struggle for democracy goes after Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced.

Nigeria's Nobel laureateupdated: Mon Aug 03 2009 22:57:00

Nigerian writer and political activist Wole Soyinka shares his thoughts on his work and wining a Nobel Prize.

Stockholm's noble past and presentupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 10:15:00

With its steel-and-glass Modernist buildings and dedication to green living, Stockholm has the feel of a gleaming metropolis, but it offers a satisfying mix of old and new, from a well-preserved 17th-century warship to its glittering 20th-century City Hall.

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.

Nobel laureates urge U.N. to help free Iran protestersupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 09:06:00

The United Nations should "urge" Iran to release political prisoners rounded up during the recent unrest following last month's disputed presidential elections, a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners have declared.

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.

Iranian Nobel laureate to defend U.S. journalistupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 07:25:00

An Iranian human-rights activist and Nobel laureate has joined the legal team of an Iranian-American journalist convicted of spying and jailed in Iran.

Dalai Lama denied visaupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:22:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the Dalai Lama's denied visa to South Africa.

S. Africa peace summit postponed after Dalai Lama rowupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 21:22:00

An international peace conference in Johannesburg has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the event.

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.

Fears Iranian raids will see Nobel winner jailedupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 10:33:00

Iranian raids on the offices of dissident attorney Shirin Ebadi may have put her and her clients in "grave danger," Ebadi's fellow Nobel laureates say.

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.

People.com: 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

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."

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