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Nobel Prize for peacemakers, peace seekers comes Friday

The Norwegian committee that chooses the Nobel Peace Prize winner sorted through more than 300 nominations for this year's award that recognizes both accomplishments and intentions

Published on October 6, 2017 2:41AM

Last changed on October 6, 2017 6:30AM

FILE - In this Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 file photo, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepts the applause during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo. Santos was awarded the prize for his efforts to bring Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. This year's winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017.  (Haakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix POOL via AP, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday Dec. 10, 2016 file photo, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepts the applause during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo. Santos was awarded the prize for his efforts to bring Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. This year's winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (Haakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix POOL via AP, File)

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Malala Yousafzai speaks about her fight for girls' education on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai  jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for her

The Associated Press

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, file photo, Malala Yousafzai speaks about her fight for girls' education on the International Day of the Girl at the World Bank in Washington. Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize for her "heroic struggle" for girls' rights to education in 2014. This year's winner will be announced on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)


OSLO, Norway (AP) The Norwegian committee that chooses the Nobel Peace Prize winner sorted through more than 300 nominations for this year's award, which recognizes both accomplishments and intentions.

The prize announcement comes Friday in the Norwegian capital Oslo, culminating a week in which Nobel laureates have been named in medicine, physics, chemistry and literature.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not release names of those it considers for the prize, but said 215 individuals and 103 organizations were nominated.

Observers see the Syrian volunteer humanitarian organization White Helmets as a top contender, along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini for shepherding the deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.



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