Jul 27, 2016

JICA-run youth volunteer program wins 'Asia's Nobel Prize'

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers has been chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, known as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the foundation that created it said Wednesday. One of the six awardees for 2016, the government-initiated youth ...

Contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies at age of 93

Jul 2, 2016

Contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies at age of 93

France’s most famous contemporary poet, Yves Bonnefoy, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday. The author of more than 100 books translated into 30 languages was highly decorated in his native France, and his name was often mentioned as a favorite ...

Apr 18, 2016

Nobel laureates to visit North Korea for diplomacy

A trio of Nobel laureates will take part in a humanitarian visit to North Korea later this month, even as suspicions grow that Pyongyang is preparing to carry out a fifth nuclear test. The Vienna-based International Peace Foundation, which is organizing the trip, said ...

Oct 30, 2015

Two Nobel scientists to receive Order of Culture award

The government on Friday said Nobel laureates Satoshi Omura and Takaaki Kajita are among the seven individuals this year who will receive the Order of Culture, Japan’s top award for contributions to culture. Omura, 80, was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or ...

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

Oct 15, 2015

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

A renowned U.S. astronomer accused of repeated sexual harassment has resigned from his post at a California university that had been criticized for treating him too leniently. In a statement issued Wednesday, the University of California, Berkeley confirmed that professor Geoff Marcy had quit, ...

Nobel economist Deaton pushes health over aid for poor nations

Oct 13, 2015

Nobel economist Deaton pushes health over aid for poor nations

New Nobel economics laureate Angus Deaton is an optimist about economic progress but his theory that poor countries’ development could be accelerated by cutting international aid has triggered controversy. In his 2013 book “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality,” Deaton, ...