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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Bjorn Ulvaeus poses for photographers in a recreation of the Polar recording studio in London. ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus talks exclusively to AP on UNICEF's International Day of the Girl Child about the challenges girls face and promoting girl's empowerment. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus pens support for Day of the Girl Child

Oct. 11, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus grew up in at a time when his education was valued more than his sister’s, and he wants it to be different for girls around the world. That’s the approach he took with his daughters, drawing inspiration from the women in his life. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a child carries a parcel from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Mwenezi, Zimbabwe. The WFP has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made Friday Oct. 9, 2020 in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

Oct. 9, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation. Announcing the prize, the Norwegian...

File - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate on a screen as she speaks via video at the 'Austrian World Summit' in Vienna, Austria. Nakate has challenged world leaders to “wake up” and recognize climate change as a crisis. In a speech broadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, as part of the Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture, she tied the issue to poverty, hunger, disease, conflict and even violence against women and girls. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

'Wake up': Climate activist Nakate challenges world leaders

Oct. 7, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate challenged world leaders to “wake up” and recognize climate change as a crisis as she tied it to poverty, hunger, disease, conflict and violence against women and girls in a speech broadcast Wednesday as part of the Desmond Tutu...

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal in Bogota, Colombia. The Norwegian Nobel committee will announce the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 9, 2020. The announcement is anticipated as a chance to impart hope at a time when the world faces numerous disruptions, including the coronavirus pandemic, accelerating climate change, and threats to democratic governance. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Nobel Peace Prize awaited as ray of hope after a tough year

Oct. 7, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

In a year of the coronavirus pandemic, military conflicts, democratic backsliding and accelerating climate change, Friday's announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is being awaited as a chance to impart hope to a world in turmoil. From climate activists to political dissidents to international...

Meet Gen Z activists: Called to action in an unsettled world

Oct. 3, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lily Mandel has already lived through a national security crisis, two recessions, nationwide civil unrest, a looming concern over climate change and school violence and a pandemic. She’s 17. “We've had this idea of growing up thinking, what the heck is this? What the...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 21, 2014 file photo, Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski is welcomed by his supporters at a railway terminal in Minsk, Belarus. The prominent Belarus opposition figure Ales Bialiatski and leading imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh have been awarded the 2020 Swedish Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobel,” along with activists from Nicaragua and the United States. (AP Photo/Dmitry Brushko, File)

Belarus activist shares ‘Alternative Nobel’ with 3 others

Oct. 1, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A prominent Belarus opposition figure and an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer on Thursday were awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the “Alternative Nobel,” together with activists from Nicaragua and the United States. Ole von Uexkull, the head...

Swedish fuel company stops planned expansion of oil refinery

Sep. 28, 2020 10:49 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s largest fuel company said Monday that it has decided to stop a planned oil refinery expansion that would have made it the country’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and was increasingly becoming a hot potato issue for Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's minority...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and others protest in front of the Swedish Parliament Riksdagen in Stockholm Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. ( Janerik Henriksson/TT News Agency via AP)

Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a return

Sep. 25, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on Friday to kick off a day of socially distanced global climate protests. “The main hope is, as always, to try to have an impact on the level of awareness and...

Today in History

Sep. 23, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 23, the 267th day of 2020. There are 99 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing on television from Los Angeles to refute allegations of...

FILE - In this Monday Dec. 10, 2018 file photo, guests attend the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo. Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq will jointly receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Virus scales down December Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

Sep. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The award ceremony for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, traditionally held at the Oslo city hall on Dec. 10, will instead be held in scaled-down form at the city’s university because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It is a strange and challenging year in many ways. We...