Latest Nobel Prizes News

Ethiopian leader called war 'epitome of hell.' Now he's back

Nov. 24, 2021 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is already a veteran at surprising the world in just three years in power. He's done it again this week by announcing that, after a year of waging war, he will lead it from the battlefront. ...

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Nov. 24, 2021 11:05 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capital. State media...

Journalist Maria Ressa reflects on Nobel Peace Prize win

Nov. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life in the month since she became the first ever Filipino and the first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Will her battle against a libel suit in the...

2006 Nobel laureate Pamuk probed for insulting leader

Nov. 15, 2021 08:58 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Swedish Academy that chooses the Nobel Laureates in Literature said Monday it was following the case against Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, who is under investigation for allegedly insulting modern Turkey’s founder in his latest novel. ...

Indian brothers win Children's Peace Prize for waste project

Nov. 13, 2021 11:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Indian brothers Vihaan and Nav Agarwal won a prestigious children’s prize Saturday for a project they launched that aims to reduce waste and pollution and plant trees in their home city of New Delhi. Vihaan, 17, and his 14-year-old...

South Africa's last apartheid president, F.W. de Klerk, dies

Nov. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died aged 85. Frederik Willem de Klerk died after a battle against cancer...

Malala Yousafzai announces her marriage on Twitter

Nov. 09, 2021 20:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai has announced her marriage. The 24-year-old Pakistani human rights campaigner who was shot by the Taliban for daring to want an education posted images on Twitter of her celebration on...

Booker winner Damon Galgut laments South Africa's gloom

Nov. 09, 2021 09:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — South African author Damon Galgut has mixed feelings. This has been a great week for him, a good month for African writers — and a terrible year, he says, for his country, blighted by pandemic and corruption. Galgut won the Booker Prize for fiction on...

Tribunal probing journalist slayings opens in The Hague

Nov. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A “people's tribunal” opened Tuesday in the Netherlands to highlight the number of journalists around the world who were killed for doing their jobs, often with impunity for their killers. The tribunal, convened by a group of press...

Nobel winner remembers childhood in Pittsburgh

Oct. 23, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joshua Angrist suspects that his childhood in Shadyside in the 1960s and ’70s wasn’t like those of other people who have won the Nobel Prize. He rode his bike around the city at all hours, stopping home for dinner before heading out again with his...