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Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated U.S. secrets-leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying his actions changed the debate on surveillance.

Head of chemical weapons watchog accepts Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Six remaining countries should sign the Chemical Weapons Convention, the head of an international watchdog said Tuesday as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

OPCW chief in Oslo to accept Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Monday its director general arrived in Oslo to accept the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.

Syria said likely to meet 1st chemical disarmament goal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The global chemical weapons watchdog says it believes Syria will meet the key early goal of destroying all equipment used to make poison gases and nerve agents.
First lady Michelle Obama welcomes Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

First lady Michelle Obama welcomes Pakistani teen shot by Taliban

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan last year, was greeted at the White House Friday by first lady Michelle Obama.
Nobel Peace Prize will give chemical weapons watchdog morale boost

Nobel Peace Prize will give chemical weapons watchdog morale boost

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says winning the Nobel Peace Prize will "boost morale" among staff members.
Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Vladimir Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A Russian advocacy group nominated President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize for his bid to dismantle Syria's chemical arms stockpile, the group said.
Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The British government said it stands in support of efforts to restart the Middle East peace process but remains committed to Israeli national security.
Fans wish Pete Seeger a happy 94th birthday

Fans wish Pete Seeger a happy 94th birthday

BEACON, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Fans including the Library of Congress cheered and honored U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger, who turned 94 Friday.

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Nobel Peace Prize nominations set record

OSLO, Norway, March 5 (UPI) -- The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it received 259 nominations for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, eclipsing last year's 241 nominations.
Nobel Prize for DNA find to be auctioned

Nobel Prize for DNA find to be auctioned

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- One of the Nobel Prize medals awarded in 1962 for the discovery of the structure of DNA will be auctioned in New York City, Heritage Auctions in Texas says.

Martti Ahtisaari wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Finland's former president Martti Ahtisaari won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his mediation in hot spots around the world, the Nobel Foundation announced.

German awarded Nobel Prize in chemistry

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A 71-year-old German professor from Berlin on Wednesday was announced as the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry in Sweden.

Stone's manners trip her up in Oslo

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Sharon Stone's American manners caused problems when she arrived late Sunday at a banquet for Nobel Peace Prize winners in Oslo.
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