TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. The report follows Trump's claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening talks and easing tensions with North Korea. The Japanese leader had given him "the most beautiful copy" of a five-page nomination letter, Trump said at a White House news conference. The U.S. government had sounded Abe out over the Noble Peace Prize nomination after Trump's summit in June last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the first meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. president, the Asahi said, citing an unnamed Japanese government source. A spokesman for Japan's Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said the ministry was aware of Trump's remarks, but "would refrain from commenting on the interaction between the two leaders." The … [Read more...] about Japan’s PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request
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DONALD Trump, Kim Jong-un and Edward Snowdon are in line to win the Nobel Peace Prize today. The North Korean leader and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in are favourites to win with Brit bookies Ladbrokes. The duo held three summits this year, leading to a drastic plummet in regional tensions. The prize committee commended the US President for initiating his historic meeting with North Korea's leader. It was interpreted as an olive branch to Jong-un, with the committee deeming the a "huge and important step" for peace. A group of 18 Republican lawmakers wrote to the committee in May, nominating Trump for his "in recognition of his work to end the Korean War". HOW DOES THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WORK?The Nobel Peace Prize is one of six category prizes, named after Alfred Nobel. Alfred established the prize scheme in his will, (in 1805) to honour men and women around the world for their outstanding achievements in the following categories: Peace Chemistry, … [Read more...] about Nobel Peace Prize – Kim Jong-un is bookies’ favourite for prestigious award ahead of Donald Trump
NELSON Mandela spent nearly 30 years as a political prisoner but throughout he remained the country’s foremost anti-apartheid leader. When he was released he became the nation’s first black president, won the Noble Peace Prize and became one of the most revered figures of the 20th century. When did Nelson Mandela die? Nelson Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on 5 December 2013 at the ripe old age of 95. Tributes were paid to the veteran freedom fighter from across the world. His imprisonment came to symbolise the prison that black South Africans were literally living in under the apartheid system. In 1990, after 27 years in jail for trying to overthrow the unjust regime, Mandela walked free and four years later became the reborn nation’s leader. Along with President FW de Klerk - who ended apartheid - jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize and on April 27, 1994, he voted for the first time in his life. Keeping to his promise, the leader served one term … [Read more...] about When did Nelson Mandela die, why was he called Madiba, why was he imprisoned and who were his wives?
PRESIDENT Donald Trump has gushed over Kim Jong-un following their historic Singapore summit yesterday. In a series of tweets, Trump praised the North Korean despot for taking a "bold step" towards a bright future, while also boasting the world "took a step back from nuclear catastrophe" after the pair met. The leaders held a private 41-minute meeting and a working lunch before re-emerging to sign an agreement to completely denuclearise the Korean peninsula - which Donald Trump said would happen "very quickly". Taking to Twitter after the meeting, Trump said: "I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people. "Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea – proves that real change is possible!" He later followed up with: "The World has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe! No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The … [Read more...] about Donald Trump gushes over Kim Jong-un for ‘taking a bold step to a bright, new future’ after historic peace summit
DONALD J Trump loves winning. It’s all that matters to him. And he’s just won in Singapore ... BIGLY. The Donald has brought Kim Jong-un, arguably the most dangerous man on the planet, in from the cold. In doing so, he has reduced the chances of Armageddon on the Korean Peninsula. He probably still won’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. But perhaps he should. For now, Kim Jong-un, supposedly the most obstinate dictator on earth seems to have rolled over quite quickly. In return for national security guarantees, he has committed to "his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula". In the press conference this morning, Trump confirmed America will stop practising war games in the region, will not impose more sanctions on Pyongyang, and he has invited Kim to the White House. But Kim, Trump insisted, will begin to de-nuke and that process will be thoroughly verified by international inspectors. It’s only a start, of course. But … [Read more...] about Donald Trump loves winning and he just won bigly in Singapore by taming Kim Jong-un… perhaps The Donald should get the peace prize