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World Nobel Peace Prize, ex-Ukraine ambassador testifies: 5 things to know

11:25  11 october  2019
11:25  11 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Nobel Prize in medicine goes to scientists who uncover how our cells use oxygen

  Nobel Prize in medicine goes to scientists who uncover how our cells use oxygen The discovery could mean new treatments for diseases.The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute on Monday awarded the joint prize to William G. Kaelin, Jr. of Harvard University, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe of Oxford University and Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins University.

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three women on Friday for their collective nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace -building work. “The world cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace unless women obtain the same opportunities as

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel , along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics


Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Friday in Oslo, Norway. The prize is given to the person or organization that has "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." While the nominees are not made public, some of the frontrunners this year include teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg; New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who was catapulted into the spotlight after a mass shooter killed 50 people at two mosques; and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed, who clinched a peace deal that ended 20 years of military stalemate between his country and neighboring Eritrea.

Peebles, Mayor and Queloz win 2019 Nobel Prize for physics

  Peebles, Mayor and Queloz win 2019 Nobel Prize for physics Scientists James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics for ground-breaking work in astronomy, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. Peebles was awarded half the prize while Mayor and Queloz shared the other half."This year's Laureates have transformed our ideas about the cosmos," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on awarding the 9 million Swedish crown ($910,000) prize.

Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get " 5 Things This year's Nobel Peace Prize will be shared by a pair of leading figures in the movement to end That's how many years in prison ex -rap mogul Suge Knight received for the death of a man during a

of Congo, were awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their campaigns against the use of rape as a Whereas other Yazidi survivors testified before the same bodies with a blanket covering them so that TV She became the second-youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize after the activist Malala

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Trump's ex-Ukraine ambassador slated to testify

Three House Democratic panels hope to hear Friday from the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine as they resume their impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Marie Yovanovitch is one of five State Department officials who Democrats have called to Capitol Hill for depositions as they investigate allegations that Trump used the power of his office to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election. Trump removed Yovanovitch, 60, from her post in May amid complaints from his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that she was working against the president, according to the whistleblower's complaint and other accounts.

Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize

  Nobel week continues with the Chemistry Prize STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will be announced Wednesday, a day after the Physics award was given to a Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists. © Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, a bust of the Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel on display at the Concert Hall during the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm. Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science. The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the Nobel literature prizes Thursday Oct.

Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Nobel Peace Prize , Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote, 'A Star is Born': 5 things to know Friday. Protesters march from the U.S. Capitol to the Supreme Court while Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Of all the Nobel awards handed out, none is more anticipated and talked about than the prize for peace . Here are 5 surprising things about the prize .

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Trump meets with Chinese official for trade negotiations

Trump is scheduled to meet with China’s top trade official, Liu He, on Friday as the two countries resume negotiations aimed at ending ongoing trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Trump has slapped tariffs on more than $360 billion in Chinese imports and is planning levies on another $160 billion in Chinese goods on Dec. 15. China has retaliated by placing tariffs on more than $75 billion worth of U.S. products.  A second round of tariffs by China is to take effect Dec. 15, the same date the latest U.S. tariffs are scheduled to kick in.

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'Crippling blizzard' heads for upper Midwest

A sprawling snowstorm is sweeping across the West, threatening to develop into an "all-out blizzard" over North and South Dakota. Some areas already saw temperatures drop 50 degrees in 24 hours. Heavy snow was falling on the northern Rockies and was moving southeastward along with a charge of cold air, AccuWeather said. Winds were expected to increase into Friday, and blowing and drifting snow could force some roads to close down as conditions deteriorate. "Crippling blizzard likely Friday into Saturday morning for much of eastern ND & Red River valley," tweeted the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino

  The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for their research in improving battery technology. © JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/AFP/Getty Images The Nobel Prize takes its name from Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel. The trio will share the prize for their work on "the development of lithium-ion batteries," according to the Nobel committee."Lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized our lives and are used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles," tweeted the committee.

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural, or scientific advances.

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Thousands of California homes are still in the dark

The power remained out for more than 500,000 customers of Pacific Gas & Electric Thursday as high winds and hot, dry conditions raised fire concerns through much of Northern California. Gusty winds that led to the preemptive blackouts could last into Friday in some areas, the National Weather Service warned. Power may be cut to more customers if weather forecasts and fickle winds start to shift. PG&E also warned that many homes and businesses might not get power back for several days. Gov. Gavin Newsom said his office was working with communities to ease the burden of the outages, known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

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