obamaUS President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.

The committee highlighted Mr Obama’s efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.

There were a record 205 nominations for this year’s prize. Zimbabwe’s prime minister and a Chinese dissident had been among the favourites.

The laureate – chosen by a five-member committee – wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m)…read more.

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  1. It’s great that Barack Obama has won The Nobel Peace Prize. He has been in power for almost a year now and even though I haven’t seen a big change, I believe his sincerity, wishes and efforts towards peace is the reason for why he recieved this award. This award clearly represents the difference between Obama and Bush.

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