Nobel Peace committee ousts Jagland who oversaw award to Obama

March 3, 2015 8:51 PM

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OSLO, Norway — The Norwegian Nobel Committee picked a new leader, voting out Thorbjoern Jagland who as head of the world's most-prestigious award embarrassed a U.S. president and damaged relations between Norway and China.

Jagland, a former prime minister, became the first sitting leader to be voted out and will be replaced by Kaci Kullmann Five. His ouster came after the five-person committee changed composition following the election in 2013, when the Labor Party was voted out of power. The committee is picked by pa...

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