Nobel Prizes

April 28, 2018 - 8:00 am
HELSINKI (AP) — The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has decided to step down amid a crisis at the prestigious institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature. The academy said in brief statement on Saturday that Sara Stridsberg informed the body on Friday that she would like to...
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Women wearing pussy - bow ties as a large crowd gathers in the Stortorget square in Stockholm, while the Swedish Academy held its usual Thursday meeting at the Old Stock Exchange building on Thursday April 19, 2018. The crowd have gathered to show their support for former Academy member and Permanent Secretary Sara Danius who stepped down wearing her hallmark, a pussy bow last Thursday. (Jonas Ekströmer / TT via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 3:20 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Thousands of protesters called Thursday for the resignation of the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the prestigious Swedish academy forced the ouster of its first-ever woman head and tarnished the reputation of the...
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US ambassador to the UN, Robert Wood, speaks at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 19, 2018. The U.S. ambassador says his country is maintaining a “maximum pressure campaign” to convince North Korea to denuclearize even as Washington prepares a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Robert Wood, the top U.S. envoy to the U.N.-hosted Conference on Disarmament, says the U.S. believes the ongoing pressure campaign “has had an important impact in the North's decision to return to the table.” (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
April 19, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 11:25 a.m. The anti-nuclear weapons group that won last year's Nobel Peace Prize says it's "very supportive" of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after months of risky...
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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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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 - 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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April 11, 2018 - 5:57 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's king says 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." The prestigious Nobel institution has been troubled by the resignation...
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April 09, 2018 - 7:39 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — In a story April 6 about the resignation of three members of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of another academy member. She is Katarina Frostenson, not Forstensson. A corrected version of the story is below...
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Students of the school of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai flash victory sign in her hometown of Swat Valley in Pakistan, Friday, March 30, 2018. A Pakistani women's activist says Malala Yousafzai, who is back in Pakistan for the first time since the Taliban shot her in 2012, is hoping to visit her Swat Valley hometown but that the trip depends on security clearances from the government.(AP Photo/Naveed Ali)
March 31, 2018 - 6:17 am
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's return to Pakistan (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has entered her home in the northwestern town of Mingora in the Swat Valley the first time since 2012. That was...
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Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, center, poses for a photograph with her family members at her native home during a visit to Mingora, the main town of Pakistan Swat Valley, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Yousafzai arrived in her hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls' education. (AP Photo/Abdullah Sherin)
March 31, 2018 - 4:42 am
MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Saturday arrived in her hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls' education. Yousafzai and her family arrived in a helicopter provided by the Pakistani military,...
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