Kosovo, Albania to boycott Nobel Literature award ceremony

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to...

Nobel literature winner dreams of a new narrative style

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk says she thinks a new sort of fiction may be needed to counteract the modern era's tendency to isolate and divide people. ...

New European leader chooses Africa as 1st overseas visit

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The new European Commission president says she chose Africa as her first visit outside Europe as it has some of the world’s fastest-growing economies and some of its bigge...

Nobel science laureates stress urgency of addressing climate

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three of this year's Nobel Prize laureates say addressing climate change is of great importance. Winners of the prizes in physics, chemistry and economics made the a...

Nobel laureates chat with International Space Station crew

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning a Nobel Prize is an achievement is a class of its own. But it might be even cooler to be an astronaut. That's the view of two of this year's Nobel laureates,...

Nobel laureate Handke strikes out at questioners

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Literature Prize laureate Peter Handke has lashed out against journalists asking about his views on the wars in former Yugoslavia. Handke has been widely criti...

Nobel body: ‘Highly problematic’ that peace winner silent

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute says it is “highly problematic” that the 2019 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize won’t attend any event where he could publicly be...

South African ex-archbishop Tutu hospitalized for infection

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of what his wife calls a “stubborn infection.” A statement by their joi...

Poland’s Nobel-winning writer to support art, civil rights

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Nobel Prize winning writer Olga Tokarczuk says she is starting a foundation to promote Polish literature as well as human rights and environment awareness. ...

Hundreds rally in Myanmar to show support for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest c...

Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

72 Taiwanese experts enrolled in China’s Thousand Talents Program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least 72 Taiwanese professionals have enlisted in China’s Thousand Talents Program (Thousand Talents Plan, TPP) designed to recruit talent from home and abroad in...

Lawmaker seeks to rename building honoring Nobel winner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker wants to change the name of the state’s legislative office building from that of a Democratic Nobel laureate to a Republican one-term governor. ...

Ethiopia’s Sidama people vote to create regional state

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian authorities say the Sidama people in the south have voted overwhelmingly in favor of regional statehood. The vote could inspire others and cause further fragment...

Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The peacekeeping mission in Somalia says preliminary investigations show a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray bullet earlier this week in Mogadishu. ...