Greta Thunberg, one of few people whose nomination has become known before the awards ceremony, is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prize Friday.
Thousands of protests filled the streets and shut down much of Ecuador during a national strike.
In a letter to House Democratic leaders, the White House said it would not cooperate with a "baseless, unconstitutional" congressional impeachment inquiry.
The protests are part of an international two-week campaign coordinated by Extinction Rebellion, a campaign group that rose to prominence in April when it disrupted traffic in central London for 11 days.
As part of his Thursday testimony to members of the US House of Representatives, former US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker turned over text messages between himself, diplomats in Kyiv and others involved with Ukraine, including President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who played a major part in the administration's dealing with Kyiv.
Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam invoked colonial-era emergency powers on Friday for the first time in more than 50 years in a dramatic move intended to quell escalating violence in the Chinese-ruled city.
Engineers in Germany worried that the row over subsidies granted to European planemaker Airbus was leading to "a table tennis match" over trans-Atlantic tariffs, and France warned of retaliation by the EU.
Incumbent Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah both say they've won in the election. A similar situation occurred in 2014.
Few people step outside Anchar, a neighborhood ringed by steel barricades and razor wire in Indian Kashmir, where police have imposed a weeks-long regionwide clampdown to stifle protests.
Jacques Chirac shaped his style in the mould of post-war leader Charles de Gaulle, seeking to strengthen France's status as a player on the world stage.