Canadian author, Reporters Without Borders get Israeli prize
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prestigious Dan David Prize was awarded Thursday to Canadian author Michael Ignatieff and Reporters Without Borders for their work in promoting democracy amid an authoritarian wave to crack down on academic and journalistic freedom.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Costa Rica nominated the U.N. official who played a key role in shaping last December's historic agreement to fight climate change on Thursday as its candidate to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations.
Christiana Figueres is the 12th contender in the race to succeed Ban Ki-moon after his second five-year term as U.N. chief ends on Dec. 31.
Costa Rica's President Luis Guillermo Solis said the U.N. and the world need Figueres...