Monday, 16 July, 2018

Norwegian lawmakers nominate President Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize Modal Trigger Getty Images
Leonard Rios | 17 June, 2018, 20:01

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by two Norwegian politicians after his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) and 17 other GOP House members said in their submission, "We can think of no one more deserving of the Committee's recognition in 2019 than President Trump for his tireless work to bring peace to our world".

Some 216 individuals and 114 organisations have been nominated for the 2018 prize, which will be announced in October.

Last December, he wrote: "Trump is insulting Muslims on Twitter" and by contrast praised former President Barack Obama, who won the 2009 prize, as a statesman.

"We will of course follow the development closely, but the fact that we have come this far is, in my opinion, worthy of a peace prize", he said.

The nomination missed this years' deadline for the prize, so Mr Trump's nomination would only make him eligible for the award next year.

Real Madrid: Ronaldo sends a very classy message to Salah
This month, Egypt will be making their first World Cup appearance since 1990, when they were eliminated at the group stage. Salah had a record-breaking season with Liverpool FC in the Premier League.

All Evacuation Orders Lifted For Buffalo Fire
Thousands of home and businesses are being threatened by several wildfires, including at least seven raging through Colorado. The 416 fire , just north of Durango, Colo ., has forced residents of about 2,000 homes to evacuate since it started June 1.

Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant
Durant only scored 20 but had his first triple-double of the postseason, as he finished with 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Joining illustrious company, Durant became just the sixth player to win back-to-back Finals MVPs.

Despite the fact that the Norwegian Nobel Committee is appointed by the Parliament, its decisions are independent.

"Both President Roosevelt and President Trump show that government leaders who are not afraid to show that they are willing to use power can be tools for peace."
"Divisive and irresponsible from a presidential hopeful".

In this handout photograph provided by The Strait Times, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, is pictured with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit on June 12, 2018, in Singapore. Jagland declined to comment on Trump's chances after the summit.

Nominations for this year's prize also formally closed on February 1, before the summit was agreed.

Just after the summit in Singapore, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo flew to South Korea to discuss the meetings that had been held with Mr Kim and his regime, and told reporters that there was a lot more discussed and loosely agreed to than was included in a joint statement following the summit.

Recommended

Sri Lanka delay play in West Indies Test amid ball-tampering row Sri Lanka delay play in West Indies Test amid ball-tampering row It was communication with the team's board in Colombo which finally persuaded Chandimal and his men to continue with the match. As the West Indies players were waiting on the ground, the Sri Lankan team didn't turn up even as both umpires were waiting.

Wonder Woman sequel director reveals possible spoiler photo Wonder Woman sequel director reveals possible spoiler photo The fair assumption was that Trevor perished in the explosion, but this picture confirms he will feature in the sequel . Chris Pine was seen Wednesday walking to the set of " Wonder Woman 1984 " with co-star Gal Gadot in Alexandria, VA.

Antoine Griezmann confirms he's staying put at Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann confirms he's staying put at Atletico Madrid Since joining Atletico in 2014 from Real Sociedad, Griezmann has scored 112 goals in 208 appearances for the Madrid outfit.

'Catastrophic' risk of death for 300,000 Yemeni children trapped by attack 'Catastrophic' risk of death for 300,000 Yemeni children trapped by attack Meanwhile, the UN and Western nations say Iran has supplied the Houthis with weapons from assault rifles up to ballistic missiles. Security sources there said the rebel snipers have been stationing on top of tall buildings as residents stayed indoors.

Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City The reigning champions travel to the Emirates for new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first competitive match in charge. Chairman Daniel Levy added: "I am absolutely delighted to announce the date of our first match in our new home".

Rafael Nadal ready for 'tough final' against Dominic Thiem on Sunday Rafael Nadal ready for 'tough final' against Dominic Thiem on Sunday After breaking Nadal's serve to take the ninth game, Schwartzman hit a forehand victor at 40-30 to take the first set 6-4. The boys' final at the French Open will pit top-seeded Sebastien Baez of Argentina against Chun Hsin Tseng from Taiwan.

Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday Virginia's 2018 Midterm Primary is Tuesday While pundits say Congresswoman Comstock may be vulnerable, she is a formidable candidate who easily beat all of her challengers . And they probably won't take a legislative vote this year; the Legislature isn't scheduled to be back in Madison until January.

Emotional Dennis Rodman breaks down over Trump and Kim summit Emotional Dennis Rodman breaks down over Trump and Kim summit In the era of peak post-truth, Rodman , Trump, & Kim raised the proverbial violins aboard a sinking ship of falsehoods and lies. I knew things were gonna change. "The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S.

Get 6-month membership of Xbox Game Pass for just $29.99 Get 6-month membership of Xbox Game Pass for just $29.99 Playground Games, started in 2010, is the developer behind the Forza racing series and has been a long-time Xbox partner. Microsoft showcased a record 52 games at the E3 event including 18 console launch exclusives and 15 world premieres.

Angela Merkel calls US retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing' Angela Merkel calls US retraction of support 'sobering and somewhat depressing' Canada's Justin Trudeau and other leaders had given closing press conferences and announced a US-backed joint statement. National Security Adviser John Bolton and other aides also look on what appears to be a tense moment.

Trump and Angela Merkel’s Stare-Down Trump and Angela Merkel’s Stare-Down She further said that the U.S. tariffs were "illegal and unjustified" and Canada did not believe in using "ad hominem attacks". French President Emmanuel Macron's eyebrows are furrowed, and his knuckles are digging into the desk; he looks exasperated.

Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling,' calls for cooperation Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling,' calls for cooperation And French President Emmanuel Macron this week threatened to drop the United States from the group's final agreement altogether. In response, the European Union is preparing new tariffs set to hit United States exports ranging from jeans to bourbon whiskey.

Draymond Green on Thompson: 'Ain't Cut the Same' Draymond Green on Thompson: 'Ain't Cut the Same' Officials had promised a more interactive parade this year for the team that has won three championships in four years. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green reacts during the championship parade in downtown Oakland, California .

Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea Americans have long hoped for a peaceful denuclearization of North Korea The summit meeting is a good start between the US and North Korea , she said. "I'd like to see peace with America and Korea". Mr Trump said he had formed a "special bond" with Mr Kim, and would "absolutely" invite him to Washington .

First team arrives Russian Federation for World Cup First team arrives Russian Federation  for World Cup MOSCOW: Russia's Mario Fernandes and Turkey's Hasan Ali Kaldirim vie for the ball during an worldwide friendly football match. I'm anxious about our footballers. "I just can not grieve for the ridiculous coaching team that destroys our football".