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Biden allegedly told Bush in 2002 he'd get the Nobel Peace Prize if he could invade Iraq quickly

Biden allegedly told Bush in 2002 he'd get the Nobel Peace Prize if he could invade Iraq quicklyPresidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has been distancing himself from his 2002 vote for the invasion of Iraq as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time.



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Austria's Handke receives Nobel Literature Prize amid protests, criticism

Austria's Handke receives Nobel Literature Prize amid protests, criticismDemonstrators braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to protest against the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke because of his support for the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Handke and the Nobel laureates in chemistry, medicine, physics and economics received their prizes from the Swedish king in a lavish ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall on Tuesday evening. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded separately earlier on Tuesday in Oslo to Ethiopia’s prime minister.



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Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace Prize

Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace PrizeEthiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises at home he has kept festivities and meetings with the media to a minimum. Hailed as a modern, reformist leader, Abiy’s decision to skip all events with the press has dismayed his Norwegian hosts. Africa’s youngest leader at just 43, he is to receive the prestigious award at a ceremony in Oslo City Hall at 1:00 pm (1200 GMT), attended by the royal family and Norwegian public figures.



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Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: 'Climate movement does not need any more awards'

Greta Thunberg declines environmental prize: 'Climate movement does not need any more awards'Greta Thunberg declined an environmental award worth $ 52,000 from the Nordic Council. She said she wants leaders to listen to science, not prizes.



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Greta Thunberg's fans are upset she didn't win the Nobel Prize, but a peace expert says she should have never been a contender

Greta Thunberg's fans are upset she didn't win the Nobel Prize, but a peace expert says she should have never been a contenderGreta Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize after leading strikes that push leaders to address climate change. Here's why she didn't win.



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Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners (So Far)

Here Are All the 2019 Nobel Prize Winners (So Far)The first award went to a trio for their research into cellular oxygen use



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Trump says he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Trump says he deserves the Nobel Peace PrizeThe president lashes out at the Nobel Peace Prize committee for giving the award to his predecessor.



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The 2019 Pritzker Prize Is Awarded to Arata Isozaki

The 2019 Pritzker Prize Is Awarded to Arata IsozakiThe highest honor in architecture has been presented to a Japanese-born architect who has spent his career pushing the boundaries of solid geometric forms



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South Carolina lottery winner claims $1.5 billion Mega Millions prize: What we know

South Carolina lottery winner claims $  1.5 billion Mega Millions prize: What we knowIt's not the largest lottery win in U.S., but it's the largest win by a single person.



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Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan

Pakistanis sign petition seeking Nobel Peace Prize for Imran KhanMore than 300,000 people have signed online petitions calling for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to receive a Nobel Peace Prize after he freed an Indian pilot in a bid to defuse tensions with his country’s arch-rival neighbour. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had become the focus of renewed hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals which have alarmed the international community. The hashtag #NobelPeaceForImranKhan began trending on Twitter on Thursday after Khan unexpectedly announced that the captured pilot would be released as a “peace gesture”.



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