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Patrick Modiano of France wins Nobel Literature Prize Patrick Modiano, a historical novelist haunted by France's painful experience of Nazi occupation and his own childhood wounds, won the Nobel Literature Prize.
09 октября 2014
Japan Nobel winner is salaryman who took on bosses Japan celebrated three more Nobel prizes, including for a scientist remembered as the salaryman who stood up to a corporation -- and won.
09 октября 2014
Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway. ©Reuters/Chip East Ex-Norwegian PM Brundtland awarded Asian 'Nobel Prize' Former Norwegian premier Gro Harlem Brundtland was named Wednesday as the first recipient of the Tang Prize, touted as Asia's version of the Nobels, for her work as the "godmother" of sustainable development.
18 июня 2014
Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
18 апреля 2014
Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez . ©Reuters/Edgard Garrido Garcia Marquez in 'very fragile' condition: family Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez is in "very fragile" condition and at risk of complications while recovering at his Mexico City home from a recent hospitalization, his family said.
16 апреля 2014
Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was being treated at a Mexico City hospital Thursday for a lung infection but he was doing well, his son and officials said.
04 апреля 2014
'Green Revolutionary' Borlaug honored in US Capitol Norman Borlaug, whose work on disease-resistant wheat is credited with saving up to one billion lives, on Tuesday received his latest posthumous honor -- a statue in the US Capitol.
26 марта 2014
Brazil senator proposes Snowden for Nobel peace award A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
06 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Arko Datta Nuclear war to 'end civilization' with famine: study A nuclear war between India and Pakistan would set off a global famine that could kill two billion people and effectively end human civilization, a study said Tuesday.
10 декабря 2013
Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations (OPCW-UN). ©Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri Watchdog warns of delay in moving Syria chemical weapons The world's chemical watchdog said Sunday that the transportation of Syria's chemical arsenal out of the country could be delayed by a few days due to technical difficulties.
09 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Adrees Latif UN women's rights resolution passed despite backlash A UN General Assembly committee has agreed a landmark first resolution on women's rights defenders such as Malala Yousafzai, despite a hard fought campaign by an alliance including the Vatican to weaken the measure.
28 ноября 2013
Nobel Peace Laureates arrive in Warsaw for summit Polish revolutionary leader Lech Walesa welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winners to Warsaw on Sunday for a three-day summit.
22 октября 2013
Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize The watchdog now overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal has won the Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to rid the world of the devastating weapons.
13 октября 2013
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites Teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and a Congolese doctor dedicated to helping rape victims are the two most-hyped figures among pundits ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement.
10 октября 2013
Cellular breakthrough earns trio Nobel for medicine A trio of American scientists won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for pioneering work on the body's cell transport system.
08 октября 2013
In Malala's home, schoolgirls pray for her Nobel in secret In Malala Yousufzai's home town in Pakistan, schoolfriends hope to see her win the Nobel Peace Prize this week -- but they dream in secret, under pressure from a society deeply ambivalent about the teenage activist.
07 октября 2013
'God Particle' in focus as Nobel season kicks off The Nobel season kicks off Monday amid expectations that the physics prize will honour the discovery of the "God Particle", while a Pakistani girl who was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban could receive the peace prize.
07 октября 2013
Alfred Nobel. Photo courtesy of qz.com Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel, prize creator Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the Nobel prizes in his will.
04 октября 2013
Ronald Coase. Photo courtesy of elblogsalmon.com Nobel economist Coase dies in US at 102 Ronald Coase, the British-born US economist who was awarded the Nobel prize in 1991, died on Tuesday in Chicago, the University of Chicago announced.
03 сентября 2013
A Nobel prize-winning scientist Peter Doherty. ©REUTERS/Melbourne University Publishing Nobel laureate plays down flu pandemic scaremongering A Nobel prize-winning scientist Tuesday played down "shock-horror scenarios" that a new virus strain will emerge with the potential to kill millions of people.
21 мая 2013

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