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Her eyes showing anguish behind her glasses, Liu Xia whispers urgently into the ear of one of the Chinese activists who barrels past the guard at her Beijing apartment – a place that has become her prison. The brief video of their Friday...
Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China’s Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — This year's Nobel literature winner Mo Yan, who has been criticized for his cozy relationship with China's Communist Party, defended censorship Thursday as something as necessary as airport security checks. He also suggested he...
Chinese author Mo Yan was announced in October as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature; he's in Sweden now and will be presented with the award Monday. It was at a news conference in Stockholm that Mo made his disappointing statements in support...
Tags: Awards and Prizes, Literature, Social Media, Google+, Mo Yan
LONDON -- The U.S. won its second wrestling medal of the Olympics when Coleman Scott came back to win a bronze in the 132-pound class on Saturday. Scott was beaten by eventual gold medalist Toghrul Asgarov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals but worked his...
Tags: David Cameron, Awards and Prizes, Sports, Sailing, Wrestling
OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated WikiLeaks for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Snorre Valen of the Socialist Left Party says the secret-spilling website has promoted human rights, democracy and freedom of speech just like...
OSLO, Norway — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of the importance of women's rights in...
Tags: Harvard University, Tunisia, Politics, Libya, Islam
The Asssociated PressIn a rare concession on a highly sensitive issue, Chinese President Hu Jintao used his White House visit on Wednesday to acknowledge "a lot still needs to be done" to improve human rights in his nation accused of repressing its people. President Barack...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog group Freedom House says 25 countries showed significant declines in democracy last year. The report's survey of 194 countries and 14 territories around the world found that China, Egypt, Iran, Russia and Venezuela...
Tags: Awards and Prizes, Washington, DC, Democracy, Russia, Politics
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