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Set of five annual international awards, primarily established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel

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Nobel Prize: Set of five annual international awards, primarily established in 1895 by Alfred Nobel
The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist Alfred Nobel established the five Nobel prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901. The prizes are widely regarded as the most prestigious awards available in their respective fields.

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Trump tells supporters Nobel nomination is a 'big thing' [Video]

Trump tells supporters Nobel nomination is a 'big thing'

U.S. President Donald Trump reminded his supporters at a campaign rally in Michigan on Thursday (September 10) that he had been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize a day earlier, and claimed the news..

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Protests back Congo's threatened Nobel winner [Video]

Protests back Congo's threatened Nobel winner

Thousands of protesters have thronged the streets of Bukavu, eastern Congo, in support of local Nobel peace prize winner Denis Mukwege. He has received death threats for speaking out over serious..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:35Published
Mass arrests in Belarus as authorities question Nobel Laureate [Video]

Mass arrests in Belarus as authorities question Nobel Laureate

Riot police in Minsk dispersed anti-government protesters demanding the resignation of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko Wednesday night. The protest in the capital city marks the 19th day of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:08Published
Nobel winner to be grilled over Belarus opposition role [Video]

Nobel winner to be grilled over Belarus opposition role

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:37Published

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Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants

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Nobel-winning author Handke declared 'persona non grata' in Sarajevo

The Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Wednesday declared Nobel Prize-winning Austrian author Peter Handke "persona non grata" over his support for late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic and denial of the..
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Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize..
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Turkey joins Nobel ceremony boycott in protest against Handke

Turkey said on Monday it would join Albania and Kosovo in boycotting the Nobel awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for backing late..
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Albania, Kosovo ambassadors to boycott Nobel ceremony in protest against Handke

Albania said on Monday its ambassador to Sweden would boycott the Nobel prize awards ceremony in protest against 2019 literature prize laureate Peter Handke, who has been criticized for supporting late..
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Rohingya refugees demand justice at Myanmar World Court case

Rohingya Muslims demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations' top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country..
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Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim..
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Defiant Nobel winner Handke dismisses questions on Balkan wars

Austrian writer Peter Handke, winner of the 2019 Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he preferred anonymous hate mail to questions about his support for Slobodan Milosevic, Serbia's strongman during..
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Swedish Academy member to boycott Nobel week over Handke prize

A member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel literature prize, said on Friday he would boycott this year's celebrations in protest at the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke, a..
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Two members leave Nobel literature committee, criticizing Swedish Academy

Two external members of the Nobel literature prize committee quit on Monday after criticizing the scandal-hit Swedish Academy.
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After Baghdadi death, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad asks: What about the rest?

The fight for justice for victims of Islamic State militants does not end with the death of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Nobel laureate Nadia Murad said on Wednesday, asking: "How about those that..
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Ethiopia activist calls for calm after 16 killed in clashes

Prominent Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have killed 16 people and are challenging Nobel Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in his political..
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Protests spread after stand-off at Ethiopian activist's home

Police fired gunshots and teargas as thousands protested in Ethiopia on Wednesday over the treatment of a prominent activist, residents said, in a sign that the country's Nobel Prize-winning prime..
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Woman behind Nobel literature prize for Bob Dylan

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Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed.
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Esther Duflo a refreshing change in world dominated by 'feel-pinions'

The woman who just won the Nobel Prize for economics says she has only one opinion: one should evaluate things. "I’m never unhappy with the results. I haven’t yet seen a result I didn’t like.”
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Trio wins economics Nobel for science-based poverty fight

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work fighting poverty that has helped millions of children by favoring practical..
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Indian-born Nobel prize-winner comes from 'family of economists'

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded on Monday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came..
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Poverty-tackling trio win Nobel economics prize

U.S.-based economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for their work in fighting poverty that has helped millions of children around the..
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Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel economics prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday.
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Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel economics prize

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A son and father reunited, like many under Nobel winner Abiy's Ethiopia-Eritrea peace deal

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Austria's Handke and Poland's Tokarczuk win Nobel literature prizes

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Nobel prize winner Tokarczuk calls for democracy revival in Poland

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who on Thursday was named the 2018 winner of the Nobel literature prize, said that Poland's general election on Sunday presents a chance for improving democracy in the..
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Tokarczuk and Handke win Nobel literature prizes, line drawn under 2018 scandal

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Battery pioneers who made mobile revolution possible win Nobel chemistry prize

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Ethiopia's peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favorite

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Peebles, Mayor, Queloz win Nobel physics prize for discoveries in astronomy

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Peebles, Mayor and Queloz win 2019 Nobel Prize for physics

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Moving on from scandal, Swedish Academy to award two Nobel literature prizes

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins 'alternative Nobel Prize'

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize.
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