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Comic: Nobel besties

The peace laureates

During a visit to Southeast Asia, President Obama became the first American president to visit Myanmar, and took the opportunity to meet longtime opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi.... Read more»

Joy and jeers over EU’s Nobel Peace Prize

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union has provoked joy and jeers, but also acknowledgement of the dangers posed by an economic crisis that's placing unprecedented strains on the organization that binds together the old continent's historic enemies.... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday marks the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He's been gone longer than the 39 years he had, but his impact remains. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking information to WikiLeaks, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the group The Movement of the Icelandic Parliament.... Read more»

3 women share Nobel Peace Prize

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen have jointly won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He's been gone longer than the 39 years he had, but his impact remains. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Nobel Peace Prize: The view from Hong Kong

Can a story about Beijing airport's 70 millionth passenger trump the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony? On China's state-owned television, it can. Liu Xiaobo's absence speaks to the gap between China, its citizens and the world.... Read more»1

Aung San Suu Kyi: Powerful icon or powerless leader?

Analysis: Why it isn't necessarily good news that Burma's most famous dissident may be released.... Read more»

Comic: Human Rights

The Meaning of Liu

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power”, was yesterday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. But what does it mean?... Read more»

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