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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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