THE Nobel Peace Prize has been won by some of history’s most famous and iconic figures like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. The 2018 award winner will be announced today at 10am GMT with odds on Donald Trump winning it standing at 5-2 after his historic summit with Kim Jong un. What is the Nobel Peace Prize? According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. Nobel, who died in 1896, never said why he chose peace as a category, but it is believed he was trying to compensate for his arms manufacture past. The Nobel laureate receives a diploma, a medal, and about $1.5million. This year’s winner will be presented with the award in Oslo, Norway, in December. It was given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons last year. Who is in the running to win it? Trump is second favourite to win the award at 5-2 following his historic handshake with the tubby North Korean leader…. Read full this story
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