by the way, WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize!

WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik A member of the Parliament of Norway says he has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Snorre Valen, a member of the Socialist Left party, announced his decision to nominate the whistle-blowing organization on his blog. A Nobel Peace Prize for Assange? … Read more

European Union Law blog presents: The 2010 Enlargement Progress Reports in a Nutshell

European Union Law: The 2010 Enlargement Progress Reports in a Nutshell from – Today’s posts The European Commission has presented its annual assessment of the European Union?s enlargement agenda. It comprises a 2010-2011 Strategy paper, the Opinions on the membership applications by Montenegro and Albania and seven Progress Reports on MAIN FOCUS: Berlusconi braves … Read more

If anyone guilty, it should be not Obama but..

… Nobel Peace Prize committee…

This morning, President Obama spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.
President Obama at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Nobel-winner Obama defends war

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
US President Barack Obama defends the waging of “morally justified” war as he collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

Obama’s Nobel balancing act

from Mark Mardell | The Reporters by Mark Mardell (the Reporters)

obamanobel_ap226.jpgThe president of war and peace appears to have pulled off a difficult balancing act, by refusing to bask in the glow of merely being the “anti-Bush”. In Oslo, Obama told his European audience what many Americans will see as some hard truths.

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Division of labour at Nobel prizes

last update 10 Oct 2009- 11:00

Peace prize favors trendy, literature prize favors less trendy.

Mr. Obama gets the Nobel peace prize. I have no problem with Mr. Obama but i feel like there must be more deeds before getting that prize…

a roundup:

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News for the bookworms, Nobel and Man Booker winners announced

herta mueller

Mueller, whose mother was sent to a Soviet work camp for five years and who herself was harassed by the Romanian Securitate secret police after refusing to be an informer, made her debut in 1982 with a collection of short stories.

Romanian-born writer wins Nobel literature prize

Romanian-born German writer Herta Mueller, who charted the hardships and humiliations of Nicolae Ceausescu’s brutal regime, has won the 2009 Nobel literature prize.

Mueller wins Nobel literary prize

Romanian-born German author Herta Mueller is announced as the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel

Mantel named UK fiction prize winner

Author Hilary Mantel is named this year’s winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize for her historical novel Wolf Hall.
And some goodies around the web. Enjoy your Friday! I have work to do until the evening departmental meeting:)
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