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2005-10-07 07:00:57

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday winning the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize would give him and his agency a much-needed "shot in the arm" as they tackle nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea. ElBaradei said he had been certain he would not win, despite being favored, because he had not received the traditional advance telephone call from the Nobel Committee. He only learned of his win while watching the televised ceremony. The 63-year-old...

2005-10-07 06:54:21

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.N. nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday winning the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize would give him and his agency a much-needed "shot in the arm" as they tackle nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea. ElBaradei said he had been certain he would not win, despite being favored, because he had not received the traditional advance telephone call from the Nobel Committee. He only learned of his win while watching the televised ceremony.

2005-10-07 07:16:26

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head Mohamed ElBaradei won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in an award calculated to help efforts to banish the peril of nuclear arms six decades after Hiroshima. The Nobel Committee praised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ElBaradei, a 63-year-old Egyptian, for work to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons to new states and to terrorists, and to ensure safe civilian use of nuclear energy....

2005-10-07 04:30:04

OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to limit the spread of atomic weapons. The Norwegian Nobel Committee picked the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and ElBaradei, an Egyptian, from a record field of 199 candidates. It praised ElBaradei as an "unafraid advocate" of measures to strengthen non-proliferation efforts. The two had been among favorites for the award on the 60th...

2005-10-06 07:44:14

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-06 06:38:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-04 07:51:02

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Norway (Reuters) - A tip for anyone aspiring to win the Nobel Peace Prize -- visit Norway. In a curious mix of coincidence, luck and lobbying, many laureates since the award was set up in 1901 have been to the Nordic nation before the prize decision. The 2005 winner will be announced on Friday from a field of 199 candidates. "It may be that the members of the committee feel more tempted when they have met someone, heard them talk and been impressed," said...

2005-10-03 03:45:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia. Experts are divided about whether the secretive five-member committee would dare to broaden the scope of the $1.3 million award in 2005 to honor Geldof or Bono, who have campaigned for years to ease hunger and poverty in Africa. Last year,...

2005-09-30 02:56:04

please read in first paragraph ... backed by Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu and former Czech President Vaclav Havel ... instead of ... backed by Nobel peace laureates Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tutu ... (making clear Havel is not a Nobel laureate). A corrected version follows. YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has dismissed a report backed by Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu and former Czech President Vaclav Havel arguing for the U.N. Security Council to take action against the junta due...

2005-08-18 18:43:14

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- This year's Nobel Prizes will be worth the equivalent of $1.3 million each - a drop of $200,000 from last year because of currency fluctuations, the Nobel Foundation said Thursday. Although the prize amount is the same in Swedish currency - 10 million kronor - it works out to less in dollars and euros because both currencies have risen against the krona. The 2004 prizes were the equivalent of $1.5 million. The first prize to be awarded this year will be in...


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