Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Europe 10/11/19, 05:29

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The ...

Artificial intelligence pioneers win tech’s ‘Nobel Prize’

Science 03/27/19, 06:37

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 automatically tagged in Facebook pictures.But making those quantum leaps from science fiction to reality required hard work from computer scientists like Yoshua ...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Europe 03/13/19, 10:45

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 Prize.Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a ...

Abe mum on reports he nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Politics 02/18/19, 01:16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined Monday to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for dealings with North Korea. Questioned in parliament about reports he had done so, Abe said: "In light of the Nobel Committee's ...

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

Politics 02/15/19, 15:09

Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "gave me the most beautiful copy ...

Update: Arias accused of misconduct in Reno in 1998

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:47

The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):1 p.m.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 ...

Nevada woman is the 6th to accuse Arias of sexual misconduct

America 02/13/19, 16:12

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.Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an ...

Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault

America 02/05/19, 14:13

Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias 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 ...

Israel awards Patriots owner Kraft the ‘Jewish Nobel’ prize

Asia & Pacific 01/09/19, 02:57

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been awarded Israel's 2019 Genesis Prize in recognition of his philanthropy and commitment to combatting anti-Semitism, organizers of the prize announced on Wednesday. The $1 million award, widely known as the "Jewish Nobel" prize, is granted each year to a person recognized as an ...

Israel bids farewell to author and peace advocate Amos Oz

World 12/31/18, 11:51

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 ...

Acclaimed author Amos Oz dies at 79

Entertainment 12/28/18, 10:27

Israeli author Amos Oz, one of the country's pre-eminent and widely acclaimed writers, 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.Oz was known world-wide for a collection of novels, essays, and a well-received memoir. His ...

Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises

World 12/22/18, 04:29

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. Not all was optimism on the continent. A historic ...

Macedonian, Greek leaders see Nobel Peace Prize nomination

Europe 12/18/18, 10:56

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.Tunisian businesswoman Wided Bouchamaoui, a joint winner of the 2015 prize, announced her intention to nominate Macedonia's Zoran ...

Iraq welcomes Nobel Peace Prize winner Murad

World 12/12/18, 03:26

Iraqi activist Nadia Murad is meeting with her country's president in Baghdad 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 ...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

Europe 12/09/18, 08:38

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.Dr. Denis Mukwege, left, is welcomed by director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Njolstad on his arrival ...

Nobel chemistry winners regret fear of new developments

Europe 12/07/18, 05:40

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.The ...

Malala Yousafzai receives Harvard award for activism

Asia & Pacific 12/06/18, 21:44

Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) was honored Thursday by Harvard University for her work promoting girls' education. 2014 Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai holds up the 2018 Gleitsman Activist Award while being honored prior to an address at the Kennedy School's Institute of Politics at Harvard University, Thursday, Dec. 6, ...

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won’t be wiped out

Health 12/06/18, 09:44

The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although they say it's unlikely the disease could be eradicated.The 2018 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine, Tasuko Honjo, left, and James P. Allison attend a press conference ...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

Entertainment 12/03/18, 10:06

The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature lost his appeal Monday to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and instead was convicted of a second rape.The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 ½ years ...

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