Latest Nobel Prizes News

Nobel sold for Ukrainian kids shatters record at $103.5M

Jun. 21, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize auctioned off by Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov to raise money for Ukrainian child refugees sold Monday night for $103.5 million, shattering the old record for a Nobel. A spokesperson for Heritage Auctions, which handled the sale, could not...

Russian journalist's Nobel Peace Prize shatters auction record at $103.5M; proceeds to help Ukrainian child refugees

Jun. 20, 2022 19:55 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Russian journalist's Nobel Peace Prize shatters auction record at $103.5M; proceeds to help Ukrainian child refugees.

East Timor celebrates independence anniversary, new leader

May. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — Former East Timor independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as president of Asia’s youngest country late Thursday as it marks its 20th anniversary of independence. Crowds cheered as he then traveled by motorcade to...

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...

Ramos-Horta set to win East Timor presidency for 2nd time

Apr. 20, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's former independence fighter and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is set to win the presidential runoff election, according to over 60% of the votes counted Wednesday, defeating incumbent Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres for the second time in Asia's...

Poland's Tokarczuk leads race for International Booker Prize

Apr. 07, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polish Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk is among six finalists announced Thursday for the International Booker Prize for fiction in English translation. Tokarczuk’s 18th-century epic “The Books of Jacob” is a favorite to win the award, whose 50,000-pound...

Nobel Peace Prize-winner's paper closes amid Russia pressure

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Russia's leading independent newspaper suspended operations Monday after pressure from Russian authorities, a move that comes less than six months after its editor won the Nobel Peace Prize for his paper’s courageous reporting under difficult circumstances. The paper, Novaya...

East Timor set for presidential runoff election in April

Mar. 27, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor is headed for a runoff presidential election after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta failed to secure more than 50% of the vote despite a commanding lead over a fellow former independence fighter, incumbent President Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres. ...