Nobel Prizes

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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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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May 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and a group of fellow governors are backing President Donald Trump's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. McMaster and six fellow governors wrote to Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen this week, citing what they called...
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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 - 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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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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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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