Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

Oct 22, 2016

Nobel academy member slams Dylan as 'arrogant'

A prominent member of the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize slammed this year’s laureate, Bob Dylan, as arrogant on Friday, citing his total silence since the award was announced on Oct. 13. The U.S. singer-songwriter has not responded to repeated phone calls ...

Oct 11, 2016

Imprisoned Chinese minority scholar given human rights award

A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Tohti, shining new attention on a case that has brought strong international condemnation. The Martin Ennals Award is bestowed by Amnesty ...

Oct 4, 2016

Cabinet ministers hail Yoshinori Ohsumi's Nobel win

Members of the Cabinet on Tuesday hailed Yoshinori Ohsumi for winning the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine and vowed to continue support for high-level research. “The government will further strengthen its efforts for the sustained creation of innovation, a source of potential growth ...

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

Oct 2, 2016

Colombian government, FARC top Nobel Peace Prize list

The architects of a historic accord to end Colombia’s 52-year war are among the favorites to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize as speculation mounts ahead of this week’s honors. The awards season opens Monday with the announcement of the medicine prize in Stockholm, ...