Nobel Prizes

FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the body resulted in the ouster of the woman who ran it. The ugly internal feud at the...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 8:28 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 19, 2018 - 7:40 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize said Thursday she is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting the prestigious institution to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass...
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April 19, 2018 - 6:45 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting to six. Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass formally asked Thursday to leave the 18-member...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king said Wednesday, April 18, 2018 he wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's work is now so large that it is seriously risking the Academy's ability to fulfill its important tasks,” King Carl XVI Gustav said in a statement issued via the palace. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 18, 2018 - 11:08 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king said Wednesday he wants to change the rules of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow board members to resign even though they are appointed for life. "The number of members who do not actively participate in the Academy's...
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April 18, 2018 - 9:56 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's king wants to change the statutes of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize each year, to allow its life-appointed board members to resign. Academy head Sara Danius stepped down last week amid turmoil at the academy over the alleged sexual misconduct...
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In this Saturday, April 14, 2018, photo, Nobel peace prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta talks to journalists in Dili, East Timor. Ramos-Horta waded back into the young country's politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child malnutrition and providing clean water. (AP Photo/Kandhi Barnez)
April 16, 2018 - 9:27 pm
DILI, East Timor (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta has waded back into the young country's politics ahead of parliamentary elections next month, calling the government a total failure in the past decade in crucial areas such as reducing child...
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This photo posted on the Instagram account of Alice Bah Kuhnke on Friday, April 13, 2018 shows the Swedish Culture minister posing for a photo in support for ousted head of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, saying the “feminist battle happens every day.” Kuhnke is seen wearing a white high-neck blouse with a knot, similar to those worn by the academy’s former member Sara Danius who stepped down Thursday. In Friday’s posting, Bah Kuhnke added the hashtag #knytblus _ Swedish for knot the blouse tie. (Johannes Bah Kuhnke/Instagram via AP)
April 13, 2018 - 10:00 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Outrage and photos of blouses sprouted Friday across Swedish social media in support of the ousted female leader of the prestigious academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many in gender-neutral Sweden are upset that two highly respected women are being forced out of top...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 11, 2018 - 2:37 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation and is threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself. The comments came hours after...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)
April 11, 2018 - 12:56 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on the uproar at the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, for damaging its own...
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