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October 9th, 2009
World Links: Obama Wins Nobel Prize, Massive Car Bomb in Peshawar

President Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” and particularly for his recent efforts towards nuclear disarmament.

Nearly 50 people are killed and more than 100 injured when a car bomb rips through the main market in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack is the sixth the city has suffered in the past four months.

France arrests a researcher at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) for purported ties to al-Qaeda.

Burma’s military government allows pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi  to hold rare talks with Western diplomats in what could be a sign of thawing relations.

France’s Louvre Museum will return five relics stolen from Luxor’s Valley of the Kings to Egypt.

  • John Cappola

    Yes, the office of the presidency deserves the honor. After the disasterous eight years of the Bush administration, the initiative of peaceful engagement has been restored by a Mr. Barack Obama.

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