2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe’s fault lines
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative...
The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local):
1 a.m. Tuesday
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend...
3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into...
Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for studies on poverty
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Economics Prize for 2019 awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for studies on poverty.
First female head of Nobel’s literature award body has died
HELSINKI (AP) — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57.
Nobel author Tokarczuk’s hometown gives free rides for books
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish city is offering free public transport rides to bookworms — provided they're carrying works by the country's new Nobel literature prize laureate.
A look at the Ethiopia-Eritrea war whose end brought a Nobel
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It was a war that killed some 80,000 people and sputtered to life again and again over two decades, pulling in soldiers including a young Ethiopian who fought in a contested...
The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person...
Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an...
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The Latest: Bosnian politician blasts ’shameful” Nobel award
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local):
The Muslim member of Bosnia's three-person presidency has called the decision to give...
Nobel literature pick heartens liberal Poles in populist era
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Swedish Academy's decision to bestow the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature on Polish author Olga Tokarczuk has given a rare morale boost to liberal Poles only three days...
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature; the 2019 winner is Austrian author Peter Handke
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins the 2018 Nobel Prize in literature; the 2019 winner is Austrian author Peter Handke.
Nobel a boon to Binghamton University, says president
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The president of Binghamton University says the Nobel prize just awarded to a faculty member will help the school build its reputation in research.
Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries
STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion...
The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on...
Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists ‘for the development of lithium-ion batteries’
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to 3 scientists 'for the development of lithium-ion batteries'
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Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query
WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone?
‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize...
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The Latest: Swiss Nobel physics winner found out ‘by chance’
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local):
Michel Mayor, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, says he found out he was one of the winners...
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3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for...
The Latest: Standing ovation for Nobel winner
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology (all times local):
Dr. Gregg L. Semenza received a standing ovation from faculty members and students...
Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to 3 scientists for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to 3 scientists for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen.
Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.
The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the...
UN expert: Suu Kyi’s role in Rohingya abuses still unclear
GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. investigator said Tuesday "it's still an open-ended question" about how much Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be implicated in human rights violations against...
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World mourns the death of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison
NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in "Beloved," ''Song of Solomon" and other works transformed American...
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Fourty-four Nobel Prize laureates in various disciplines have signed a letter expressing concern over what they call deteriorating conditions for democracy and human rights...
Artificial intelligence pioneers win tech’s ‘Nobel Prize’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends...
Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace...
Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature said Tuesday the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will both be announced in...
Nobel-awarding body official formally resigns after turmoil
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature says its first female permanent secretary has left the body that has been marred by sex-abuse scandals.
Abe mum on Trump’s claim of nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kept quiet Monday over President Donald Trump's claim that he had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, but praised him and emphasized he did not deny doing so.
Trump's assertion Friday that Abe had nominated him for the honor and sent him a copy of the letter has raised questions and criticism in Japan.
Trump claims Japan’s PM nominated him for Nobel Peace Prize
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan's prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with North Korea.
Trump also complained about President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and doubted he would be similarly honored.
The Latest: Arias accused of misconduct in Reno in 1998
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):
The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an elevator at the university in 1998 and then tried to kiss her.
Nevada woman is the 6th to accuse Arias of sexual misconduct
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Former President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.
Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality during his career.
Israel bids farewell to author and peace advocate Amos Oz
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's embattled peace movement bid a final farewell Monday to one of its most prominent figures, the renowned author Amos Oz, at a memorial service that tried to restore hope in a political climate that is rapidly shifting rightward.
Oz was revered by Israel's dovish left as an eloquent and outspoken advocate of peace with the Palestinians and a just society within Israel.
Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79.
His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter.
Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most reclusive leaders accepted a reformist's peace offer, bringing a two-decade conflict to a close.
Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A former Nobel Peace Prize winner says the prime ministers of Macedonia and Greece will be nominated for the 2019 peace prize for their efforts to end a 27-year dispute over Macedonia's name.
Nobel laureate returns to Iraq, pledges to work for peace
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi activist Nadia Murad met her country's president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims of wartime sexual violence.
Murad, a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, was among thousands of women and girls who were captured and forced into sexual slavery by Islamic State militants in 2014. She became an activist on behalf of women and girls after escaping and finding refuge in Germany.
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims.
Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse
OSLO, Norway (AP) — One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.
Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view.
William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's recent dismissal of his own government's report warning of the dire consequences of climate change.
Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry say that excessive concerns about genetically modified foods and other substances can inhibit mankind from benefiting from developments in the field.
Frances Arnold from the United States and Gregory Winter of Britain made the comments Friday ahead of Monday's presentation of the prize.
Malala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education.
Yousafzai received the 2018 Gleitsman Award from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Yousafzai became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 when she was recognized for her global work supporting schooling for all children.