Andrei Sakharov News
Venezuela's opposition, prisoners win EU human rights award
The democratic opposition and political prisoners in Venezuela have received the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights
Excerpt: Ralph Reed's 'Awakening'
SEE RALPH REED SUNDAY ON ‘THIS WEEK’ Excerpted from AWAKENING: HOW AMERICA CAN TURN FROM ECONOMIC AND MORAL DESTRUCTION BACK TO GREATNESS by Ralph Reed by arrangement with Worthy Publishing, Copyright © Ralph Reed 2014 CHAPTER 1 The Spiritual Cycle Are we watching our nation commit...
Malala Asks World Bank Audience: 'You Girls With Me?!'
Pakistani teen discusses education and empowering young women at the World Bank.
Malala Wins Top Sakharov Prize Day Before Nobel Peace Prize to Be Announced
Sixteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, a passionate advocate for peace and education who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school, has been awarded the Sakharov human rights prize. Malala, who is from Pakistan and now lives in England, is also...
Antimatter: Next Holy Grail for Physics
The apparent discovery of the Higgs boson was hailed as a historic milestone, but for particle physicists it mainly marks the beginning of a new search. Rival teams at CERN in Switzerland are trying to decipher the secrets of antimatter. If they succeed, the laws of physics will have to be
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Formally Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 Years Later
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally accepted her Nobel Peace Prize today, more than two decades after it was awarded to honor her fight for democracy. "We have been waiting for you for a very long time," Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland told Suu Kyi. "In your isolation,
Dec. 19: Bill Clinton Impeachment 1998
1983: Bombing Aftermath in London – Harrods Reopens Harrods department store in London reopened after the Dec. 17, 1983 IRA car bombing. 1986 Gorbachev Lifts Soviet Dissidents’ Exile Mikhail Gorbachev allows Andrei Sakharov and his wife, Elena Bonner, to return to Moscow. Sakharov opposed...
Elderly Math Professor Charged in Meth Bust
An elderly math professor who sought refuge in the U.S. as a former Soviet dissident has been charged with turning her Massachusetts home into a meth lab. Irina Kristy, 74, an adjunct math professor at Suffolk University and lecturer at Boston University, was charged this week with conspiracy to
Dec. 19, 1986: Soviet Dissidents' Exile Lifted
The White House today called of the personal victory of courage and the British foreign secretary called a long delayed reaction to world opinion. They were both right. The Soviet union's most famous dissident Andrei Sakharov and his wife Yelena Bonner have been released from internal allowed to
Europe Awards Jailed Chinese Dissident
European Union Grants Peace Prize to Dissident Despite Warnings From Beijing