British diplomat says Yemen talks on next week in Stockholm

World 11/29/18, 06:33

Britain's ambassador to Yemen said Thursday he has spoken with representatives from the country's warring sides and that he expects them to attend peace talks that are to begin next week in Stockholm.However, overnight fighting cast a cloud on efforts to establish a cease-fire in the war-torn Arab country. Peace ...

More afternoon games could boost NHL popularity in Europe

Football 11/03/18, 02:33

Aleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than five minutes."It shows how much they love the game," the Florida Panthers captain said. "There's good reason to do that every year."The NHL is ...

Bettman: NHL plans regular season games in Prague, Stockholm

Hockey 11/01/18, 13:58

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said that the NHL is planning to play a season-opening game in Prague and another two games in Stockholm next season.Bettman, speaking before the Florida Panthers and the Winnipeg Jets play for the first of their two regular-season games in Finland on Thursday, said the league ...

Tsitsipas wins Stockholm Open, 1st Greek to claim ATP title

Tennis 10/21/18, 21:18

Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek tennis player to win an ATP World Tour title when he beat Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Stockholm Open on Sunday.The 20-year-old Tsitsipas tossed his racket in the air and put both hands to his head when Gulbis put a ...

Gulbis beats Isner to reach Stockholm Open final

Tennis 10/20/18, 13:52

Ernests Gulbis reached his first ATP final since 2014 by beating top-seeded John Isner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 at the Stockholm Open on Saturday.Gulbis, a former French Open semifinalist, will play Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday's championship match in his bid for a seventh career title.John Isner of US returns to Ernests ...

Stockholm city government deal threatens 2026 Olympics bid

Sports 10/12/18, 11:13

Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates.A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no taxpayer funding for a Winter Games."The starting point for ...

US, British scientists win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Europe 10/03/18, 01:11

Three researchers who "harnessed the power of evolution" to produce enzymes and antibodies that have led to new drugs and biofuels have been named winners of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.Half of the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize goes to Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology. The other half ...

Update: Ashkin is oldest Nobel laureate ever

Europe 10/02/18, 06:12

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):12:45 p.m.American Arthur Ashkin, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday, is the oldest person ever named as a laureate for any of the prestigious awards.At age 96, Ashkin, affiliated with Bell Laboratories in ...

Update: Japanese prime minister lauds Nobel winner

Texas 10/01/18, 08:16

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):1:15 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan.Abe called into a news conference that Honjo was speaking at on Monday after the immunologist won the 2018 medicine prize.Japan's leader said over a ...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Entertainment 10/01/18, 01:18

The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison on Monday.Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in Sweden, had faced two counts of rape ...

Medicine award to kick off naming of new Nobel Prize winners

Europe 10/01/18, 00:12

This year's Nobel Prize recipients will be revealed starting Monday with the prize for medicine or physiology.The Nobel Assembly of the Karolinska Institute — 50 professors at the Stockholm facility — chooses the winner or winners of the prize honoring research into the microscopic mechanisms of life and ways to ...

Group tied to literature prize still under Nobel glare

Entertainment 09/30/18, 03:00

There won't be a Nobel Prize in Literature this year but the Swedish Academy that awards the prestigious prize is still in the limelight.Jean-Claude Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that has ...

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