Nobel Prizes

Former US President Barack Obama, centre, greets the Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, left, with President Cyril Ramaphosa at right, as he arrives at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to deliver the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture. Obama urged Africans and people around the world to respect human rights and equal opportunity in his speech to mark the late Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 17, 2018 - 11:00 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local): 5 p.m. Former U.S. President Barack Obama is taking aim at the "utter loss of shame among political leaders when they're caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more."...
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FILE - In this Dec. 27, 2017, file photo, pro-democracy activists hold pictures of Chinese activists Qin Yongmin, left, and Wu Gan outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong. China on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, has sentenced Qin, a veteran pro-democracy campaigner, to 13 years in prison on vaguely defined subversion charges, one day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
July 11, 2018 - 9:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday sentenced a veteran pro-democracy campaigner to 13 years in prison on vaguely defined subversion charges, one day after releasing the widow of a Nobel Peace Prize laureate after eight years of house arrest. The People's Intermediate Court in the central city of...
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Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, gestures she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. China on Tuesday allowed Liu Xia to fly to Berlin, ending an eight-year house arrest that had drawn intense international criticism and turned the 57-year old poet _ who reluctantly followed her husband into politics two decades ago _ into a tragic icon known around the world. (Jussi Nukari/ Lehtikuva via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 9:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a free woman. Until now. China allowed her to leave the country...
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Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo, reacts as she arrives at the Helsinki International Airport in Vantaa, Finland, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. China on Tuesday allowed Liu Xia to fly to Berlin, ending an eight-year house arrest that had drawn intense international criticism and turned the 57-year old poet, who reluctantly followed her husband into politics two decades ago, into a tragic icon known around the world. (Jussi Nukari/ Lehtikuva via AP)
July 10, 2018 - 9:02 am
BEIJING (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a free woman. Until this week. China on Tuesday allowed Liu...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, poses with a photo of her and her husband during her first interview in more than two years at her home in Beijing, China. A person briefed on the matter said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 4:29 am
BEIJING (AP) — China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression and drew intense criticism of Beijing's human rights record. The release of Liu Xia...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo provided by the Shenyang Municipal Information Office, Liu Xia, center, wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, holds a portrait of him during his funeral in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning Province. A person briefed on the matter said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. (Shenyang Municipal Information Office via AP, File)
July 10, 2018 - 3:30 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the release of Nobel laureate's widow Liu Xia from house arrest (all times local): 4 p.m. The Chinese government has confirmed the widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has left China for Germany, saying Liu Xia is seeking medical treatment. Foreign Ministry...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, poses with a photo of her and her husband during her first interview in more than two years at her home in Beijing, China. A person briefed on the matter said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 2:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, her relatives and close friends said, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression and drew intense criticism of Beijing's human...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, poses with a photo of her and her husband during her first interview in more than two years at her home in Beijing, China. A person briefed on the matter said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 1:48 am
BEIJING (AP) — Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on Tuesday for Europe after eight years under house arrest, her relatives and friends said. Western governments and activists have urged China for years to release Liu Xia, citing the fact that she has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2012, file photo, Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, poses with a photo of her and her husband during her first interview in more than two years at her home in Beijing, China. A person briefed on the matter said Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
July 10, 2018 - 1:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest, a person briefed on the matter said Tuesday. Western governments and activists have urged China for years to release Liu Xia, citing the fact that she...
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July 10, 2018 - 12:47 am
BEIJING (AP) — A person briefed on the matter says Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo, has left China for Europe after eight years under house arrest. Western governments and activists have urged China for years to release Liu Xia, citing the fact that she has never...
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