Nobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting

October 2, 2014 4:17 PM

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Nobel laureates cancel South Africa meeting

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group of Nobel peace laureates on Thursday suspended plans to hold an annual meeting in South Africa because they said the government there refused to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama.

The announcement came after retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a periodic critic of South Africa's ruling party, described the government as a "lickspittle bunch" for its alleged deference to China, a close business partner.

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