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Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

Dec. 10, 2018 5:37 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of a hospital in eastern...

Rebel delegates at Yemen peace talks report some progress

Dec. 8, 2018 1:15 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemeni rebel delegates at talks underway in Sweden to try end their country's ruinous civil war reported progress on Saturday on the key issues of reopening the airport at the capital, Sanaa, and the implementation of an agreement reached earlier this week on the exchange of prisoners....

Nobel prize winner: no progress from Trump on carbon taxing

Dec. 7, 2018 7:33 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics who advocates carbon taxes as the best way to address greenhouse gas emissions says he does not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to back his view. William Nordhaus's comments to The Associated Press on Friday followed Trump's recent...

Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

Dec. 6, 2018 3:16 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated. James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a...

Prisoner swap deal bolsters hopes of progress in Yemen talks

Dec. 6, 2018 1:28 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — Yemen's warring sides agreed to a broad prisoner swap Thursday, sitting down in the same room together for the first time in years at U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden aimed at halting a catastrophic war that has brought the country to the brink of famine. Hopes were high that the...

The Latest: UN official says Houthis blocking access to food

Dec. 6, 2018 10:46 AM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The Latest on Yemen developments as warring sides gather for U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Sweden (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The head of the U.N. food agency has accused Shiite Houthi rebels of blocking access to food deliveries to civilians devastated by the war in Yemen. World Food...

Swedish police look for man in clown mask after scare

Dec. 6, 2018 4:21 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say they are searching for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow outfit holding "something sharp" who scared an 8-year-old boy on his way to school, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits in the Scandinavian region. Police spokesman Stefan Dangardt says a...

Expectations low as Yemen's warring parties meet for talks

Dec. 5, 2018 4:50 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the focus is likely to be on firming up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don't expect...

UN aid chief: Yemen talks not an 'easy or rapid process'

Dec. 4, 2018 5:35 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian aid chief says he doesn't expect an "easy or rapid process" in peace talks aimed at ending Yemen's devastating civil war, which are set to begin later this week. Mark Lowcock, head of the world body's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, spoke to The...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

Dec. 3, 2018 10:06 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature lost his appeal Monday to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and instead was convicted of a second rape. The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 ½...