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Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions
Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners are appealing to Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince to show mercy and halt the executions of 14 young people sentenced to death for participating in protests in 2012
War college holds conference about women, peace and security
An annual conference is being held at the U.S. Naval War College to discuss empowering women in conflict prevention and peace
Meet the Women Leaders of the World
As far as powerful women go, Hillary Clinton has been one of the most discussed in recent months. In her concession speech Wednesday, she said, "To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world
Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama Honor 10 Female Heroes
When Colombian investigative journalist Jineth Bedoya strode into a Colombian prison 12 years ago she was on the brink of uncovering an extensive arms smuggling network where paramilitary prison officials were sneaking guns to their gang-affiliated inmates. The local newspaper reporter was supposed
What's Love Got To Do With The GOP Nomination? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) BOSTON — “All we have to do is keep doing what we’re doing and we can get to the nomination,” a senior member of Mitt Romney’s campaign said yesterday on the heels of his candidate’s wins on...
Women and Politics: Meet 7 Inspiring Women Creating Change
These seven women have redefined, revolutionized and reawakened the spirit of women in politics. Two of them are winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their remarkable efforts to end discrimination and suffering for women worldwide. Together this powerful sisterhood of seven is increasing ...
Obama Praises Nobel Peace Prize Winners
President Obama praised the three women who were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for their determination and strength, saying they send “a powerful message that the struggle for universal rights and human dignity can only be fulfilled with the full participation of women around...
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Women's Activists Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman, who have fought tirelessly to organize women for human rights, shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the president of Liberia and the only elected female head of state in Africa. She is running for reelection to a second
What the World is Reading
By Clark Bentson, ABC News Rome Caribbean Crime Spree: Sun, Surf, and Sadly, Murder Crime was the story on the front pages of many Caribbean-based newspapers and Web sites this week. Tommy Turnquest, Bahamas’ national security minister, who spoke during...