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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize | theguardian.com

Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize. The Socialist Left party politicians Baard Vegar Solhjell, a former environment minister, and Snorre Valen said the public debate and policy changes in the wake of Snowden’s whistleblowing had “contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order”. ...

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Peace, Then Prize | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

With another year comes another round of Nobel Prizes. But there seems to be a perennial outlier in the family of awards. While prizes such as Physics and Literature are awarded to luminaries with substantive and thoroughly scrutinized contributions, the Nobel Peace Prize is consistently awarded before the fact. It is often given to promote political causes that are popular ...

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Nobel peace prize winner OPCW chemical weapons watchdog | Mail Online

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the watchdog responsible for preventing the use of chemical weapons. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW, is working to destroy Syria’s massive chemical weapons stockpile after a sarin gas strike in the suburbs of Damascus killed more than 1,400 people in August. The $1.25 million prize will be presented ...

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