Nobel Prizes

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during an interview at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, June 25, 2018. As Santos prepares to step down, he sees his crowning achievement, a peace deal with leftist rebels, at little risk of being undone despite his right-wing successor's sharp criticism of the accord and pledge to take away benefits promised top guerrilla commanders in exchange for laying down their weapons. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
June 26, 2018 - 10:52 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos prepares to step down, he says he's confident that his crowning achievement — the peace deal with leftist rebels that brought him a Nobel Peace Prize — will survive despite sharp criticism of it by the man now coming into office. "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, photographer Jean Claude Arnault attends the Kings Nobel dinner at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday June 12, 2018 charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP, File)
June 12, 2018 - 7:41 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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June 12, 2018 - 5:55 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was Tuesday charged with two counts of rape of a woman in 2011. Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said the evidence "is robust and...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, walk together through a honor guard at the border village of Panmunjom in the South Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone. Seoul reportedly spent somewhere in the range of $5 million to cover the costs of costs of Moon’s first summit with Kim in April - a day-long affair that was held in publicly owned buildings on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone. Speculation over how North Korea will handle the bill for leader Kim's June 12, 2018 meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump has taken off after a Washington Post report cited two anonymous U.S. officials suggesting the Trump administration has been “seeking a discreet way” to help pay Kim's hotel costs. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP, File)
June 04, 2018 - 9:03 pm
TOKYO (AP) — When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump hold their summit at an exclusive venue in Singapore, one of the priciest destinations in Asia, they will no doubt run up quite a bill. And if past precedent is any indication, expect Pyongyang to pay as little of it as...
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President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One at South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, May 10, 2018, en route to Elkhart, Ind., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
May 11, 2018 - 1:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama won it. So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Now, President Donald Trump's supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize — a move that's being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe, where Trump remains...
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The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 6:18 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was...
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The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 4:59 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was...
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The old Stock Exchange Building, home of the Swedish Academy in Stockholm on Thursday May 3, 2018. For the first time since 1943, there's a notable risk that no Nobel Prize in literature will be awarded this year. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)
May 04, 2018 - 4:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish Academy says the Nobel Prize in literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within its ranks that have tarnished the body's reputation. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was...
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May 01, 2018 - 6:23 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The lawyer of the man reportedly at the center of a sex-abuse scandal that has tarnished the reputation of the body that hands out the Nobel Prize in Literature says his client is the victim of "a witch hunt." Bjorn Hurtig says allegations, including those of sexual...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2004 file photo, South Korean army soldiers remove loudspeakers used for propaganda near the demilitarized zone between South and North Korea, in Paju, South Korea. South Korea says it will remove propaganda-broadcasting loudspeakers from the tense border with North Korea. The announcement came three days after the leaders of the two Koreas agreed to work together to achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and end hostile acts against each other along their border during their rare summit talks. Seoul’s Defense Ministry said Monday, April 30, 2018, it will pull back dozens of its frontline loudspeakers on Tuesday. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
April 30, 2018 - 10:03 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken off a suggestion that he receive the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump "can take the Nobel prize" as long as the Koreas receive peace in return. Moon made the comment Monday in response to a suggestion...
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