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2005-12-10 09:45:00

By John Acher and James Kilner OSLO -- The world should work to make nuclear weapons as universally condemned as slavery or genocide, UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday after receiving the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the world had 27,000 nuclear warheads and "to me, that is 27,000 warheads too many." "The hard part is how do we create an environment in which nuclear weapons -- like slavery or genocide...

2005-12-10 08:31:25

OSLO (Reuters) - The world should work to make nuclear weapons as universally condemned as slavery or genocide, International Atomic Energy Agency director Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday after receiving the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. ElBaradei, the Egyptian head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, said the world has 27,000 nuclear warheads and that is "27,000 too many." "The hard part is how do we create an environment in which nuclear weapons -- like slavery or genocide -- are...

2005-12-10 07:55:51

OSLO (Reuters) - The International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief Mohamed ElBaradei received the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday for their work to prevent the spread of nuclear arms and promote the safe use of atomic power. ElBaradei and the chairman of the Board of Governors of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, received gold medals and Nobel diplomas at a ceremony at Oslo City Hall to applause from about 1,000 guests. They will share 10 million Swedish crowns which accompanies the award...

2005-12-09 13:11:51

By James Kilner OSLO (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog, Mohamed ElBaradei, said on Friday that North Korea is preparing to invite him to visit the communist country, three years after it threw out the agency's inspectors. North Korea has barred the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from inspecting its sites since December 31, 2002, after it announced plans to restart a mothballed nuclear reactor and said it would continue to develop its nuclear weapons...

2005-10-14 11:05:45

By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear watchdog's governing board said on Friday the agency would spend its Nobel Peace Prize money on the developing world, and the agency said its chief would give his share to good causes. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the Nobel Peace Prize last week for fighting the spread of nuclear weapons. A special meeting of the IAEA board was held on Friday to discuss the award...

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...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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