THE 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The global company was named the winner of the prestigious award in Oslo. Here's everything you need to know... What is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons? ICAN is a global organisation working to implement the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was launched in 2007 and has 468 partner companies in 101 countries. ICAN describes itself as a coalition of grassroots non-government groups in over 100 nations. It began in Australia and was officially launched in Vienna in 2007. The campaign has shifted the debate on nuclear weapons to focus on the human threat posed - drawing attention to their catastrophic health and environmental consequences, the long-lasting radiation in the surrounding area and their unique destructive capacity. Founders of ICAN were inspired by the success of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, who brought about the negotiation of … [Read more...] about What is ICAN, what does it stand for and how is the Nobel Peace Prize awarded?
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TODAY the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced and bag themselves a diploma, a medal and over a million pounds. The prize has been scooped by some of history's most venerated figures like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Barack Obama. What time is the award announced? The award winner will be announced at 10am (11am in Oslo) by the Nobel committee in that city. US President Donald Trump is second favourite to win the award at 5-2 following his historic handshake with the North Korean leader. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is fancied at 4/6 to take the prize, sharing it with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in. Others in the running for the prestigious peace prize include the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) at 16/1, Catalan politician Carles Puigdemont at 16/1, Angela Merkel at 9/4 and Pope Francis, also at 50/1. Vladimir Putin will get you 50/1 with Ladbrokes. How is the winner decided? The Norwegian Parliament appoints the Norwegian Nobel … [Read more...] about What time is the Nobel Peace Prize announced today and how is the winner decided?
close Video Report: North Korea still making nukes, hiding efforts On 'Fox News @ Night,' Fox News contributor Daniel Hoffman weighs in on Trump's method of diplomacy and the latest North Korea developments. The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a three-day summit beginning Tuesday in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, accompanied by several hundred officials from their two governments – indicating significant progress may be made in efforts to gradually move toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. This is a move we should all welcome – and it could lead to a second summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. An agreement coming out of that meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders could change history and lead to a Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump, an idea I suggested in an op-ed for Fox News last spring. Maybe Trump and Kim could even share the prestigious prize. Importantly, President Trump will … [Read more...] about Trump could still get the Nobel Peace Prize for North Korean denuclearization – Here’s how
A CABINET minister has labelled Labour a “cult” under Jeremy Corbyn after his supporters were filmed falsely claiming their leader has “won the Nobel Peace Prize”. The supporters of the veteran leftie were using the erroneous assertion as they tried to justify their claims how Mr Corbyn could not be racist. Amid a row about anti-Semitism in the party Mr Corbyn travelled to Stoke to give a speech, and Sky News interviewed a number of Corbynistas as they waited to go in. Every single one claimed the furore over him laying a wreath at the graves of the Munich massacre masterminds was a “smear campaign”. They offered a host of bizarre explanations – with one even suggesting “the Queen lays all kinds of wreaths”. But the most ridiculous was the suggestion Mr Corbyn has sat alongside Malala Yousafzai, Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela as one of the global luminaries to be made a Nobel laureate. Jeremy Corbyn sighs and rolls his eyes when … [Read more...] about Cabinet minister labels Labour a ‘cult’ under Jeremy Corbyn after his supporters filmed falsely claiming their leader has ‘won the Nobel Peace Prize’
Amanda Nguyen was raped while attending Harvard University. She learned under state law her rape kit could be destroyed after six months, even though the statute of limitations for bringing charges against her rapist was 15 years. So she wrote a bill to change the law, and it passed unanimously in Congress in 2016. Nguyen is also the founder of RISE, a national nonprofit advocating for rape survivor’s civil rights. At just 26, she's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. We sat down with Nguyen, who told us her story and how she’s working with activists and celebrities to make legal rights for rape survivors consistent across the country and around the world. Trending stories at Newsy.com … [Read more...] about Meet The 26-Year-Old Activist Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize