Nobel Peace Prize: Liu Xiaobo Wins
OSLO, NORWAY (GaeaTimes.com)- Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo who is presently serving a prison term in China, was declared as the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize by the Nobel committee on Friday.

BEIJING - China has warned the Nobel committee against awarding its coveted peace prize to a jailed Chinese dissident, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Tuesday A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman denied that China has exerted pressure but said that choosing dissident Liu Xiaobo would go against the prize's aims.

OSLO, Norway - An Iranian diplomat who quit his job at his country's embassy in Belgium says he will seek political asylum in Norway.

LONDON/OSLO - A Norwegian radio news presenter surprised her listeners as she announced that she is "quitting and walking away" and "nothing important has happened anyway".

OSLO, Norway - American historian Natalie Zemon Davis accepted Norway's 4.5 million kroner ($680,000) Holberg Prize Wednesday for her narrative approach to history.
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