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Economy Oct 14Nobel awarded to 3 economists for work to alleviate poverty
The Nobel Economics Prize was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer for their studies on poverty. Duflo is the second woman to win the economics prize.
Health Oct 07Nobel Medicine prize awarded to 3 scientists for learning how cells use oxygen
The prize winners' work has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases.
World Aug 21Danes criticize Trump for canceling visit over Greenland
Former Danish officials and ordinary Danes said Trump's decision to cancel a trip to Denmark next month because the country dismissed his idea of buying Greenland is 'immature' and 'insulting.'…
World May 20Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange
Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange she would issue a European arrest warrant.
World May 13Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks’ Assange
Swedish prosecutors are seeking Julian Assange's extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail.
World Oct 01Jean-Claude Arnault, man at center of Nobel Literature scandal, convicted of rape
The case began in November, when 18 women came forward in a Swedish newspaper with sex abuse accusations against Jean-Claude Arnault.
World Jul 03NATO allies defend military spending amid Trump criticism
BRUSSELS — NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense, as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week.
World May 31Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.
Arts May 04The Nobel literature prize will not be awarded this year, following sex abuse allegations
The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made in Stockholm a day earlier, on the grounds that the academy is in no shape to pick a winner after a string of sex…
Nation Apr 302018 could be the first year in decades with no Nobel Prize in literature
The painful, though not unprecedented possibility arises from sex abuse and financial crimes scandals involving the Swedish Academy, the body that chooses the Nobel literature winner.