Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Anti-Nuclear Weapons Campaign Group

The $1.1 million prize was given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, based in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a group of mostly young activists pushing for a global treaty to ban the cataclysmic bombs. The award of the $1.1-million prize comes amid heightened tensions over both North Korea’s aggressive development of nuclear weapons and President Donald Trump’s persistent criticism of the deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program. The prize committee wanted “to send a signal to North Korea…

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