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Anti-nuclear-weapons group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Anti-nuclear-weapons group wins Nobel Peace Prize

As fears mount about the possibility of a nuclear conflict, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a coalition of disarmament activists who lobbied for the global treaty recently approved by the United Nations to ban atomic bombs.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it was honoring the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for its work “to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons” and for its efforts to achieve the treaty that was adopted by 122 countries in July but has yet to take effect.

The award is an attempt to reinvigorate efforts for worldwide nuclear disarmament, a goal that appears increasingly out...

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