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Yasunari Kawabata. Photo courtesy of chronicart.com
Forgotten work by Japan Nobel laureate uncovered

A previously unknown short story by Japan's first Nobel Prize-winning author Yasunari Kawabata, best-known for the novel "Snow Country".

Forgotten work by Japan Nobel laureate uncovered
EU President Herman Van Rompuy (C).
Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis

The three European Union leaders in Norway to collect the Nobel peace prize moved Sunday to defuse criticism of the 2012 award, vowing the crisis-hit bloc would emerge strong and remain on a course of peace.

Nobel-winners vow Europe will emerge stronger from crisis
South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Tutu. ©REUTERS
Desmond Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace laureates have written to the foundation in protest at the decision to award the 2012 prize to the European Union.

Desmond Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU
Nobel season wraps up with economics prize
Nobel season wraps up with economics prize

This year's Nobel season wraps up on Monday with the announcement in Stockholm of the economics prize, which US researchers are once again tipped to win after years of dominance in the field.

Nobel season wraps up with economics prize
US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags
US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags

Americans top the list of favourites for Monday's Nobel Economics Prize, an award that increasingly rarely seems to go to a European.

US tipped again for Nobel Economics Prize, as Europe lags
Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press
Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press

European newspapers on Saturday praised the decision to award this year's Nobel Peace prize to the EU, with the notable exception of the British press, most of which poured scorn on the decision.

Nobel for EU praised in European, not British, press
Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan
Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan

Chinese author Mo Yan, some of whose works have cast an unflattering eye on official policy, said after winning the literature Nobel that it was a writer's duty to spotlight political and social issues.

Writers must take on political issues: China's Mo Yan
Haruki Murakami. Photo courtesy of ikewrites.com
Munro, Murakami and Roth among Nobel literature favourites

With just hours to go before the Nobel Literature Prize laureate is announced in Stockholm, speculation has hit fever pitch with Canada's Alice Munro and Japan's Haruki Murakami often cited as possible winners.

Munro, Murakami and Roth among Nobel literature favourites
Quantam research will yield 'super-computers': Nobel winner
Quantam research will yield 'super-computers': Nobel winner

David Wineland, who won Tuesday the Nobel Prize for work in quantum physics with Serge Haroche of France, said our limited computers will "eventually" give way to super-fast, revolutionary ones.

Quantam research will yield 'super-computers': Nobel winner
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Time for a woman to win Nobel Literature Prize, say pundits

Stockholm's literary circles are abuzz with speculation about this year's Nobel Literature Prize, and while it's notoriously difficult to predict the laureate, some experts are saying it's time for a woman.

Time for a woman to win Nobel Literature Prize, say pundits
Alfred Nobel. Photo courtesy of aftonbladet.se
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.

Last will and testament of Alfred Nobel, prize creator
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Guessing game starts as Nobel season nears

Early October means it's time for the annual Nobel Prize announcements and frenzied guessing over possible winners, with 231 Peace Prize nominees.

Guessing game starts as Nobel season nears
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U.S. Congressman once again suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

On March 7, 2012 the people of the Marshall Islands adopted a resolution calling to award President Nazarbayev with the Nobel Peace Prize: Congressman.

U.S. Congressman once again suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Japanese deputies nominated Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

During the rally Japanese deputy declared that many of his colleagues are nominating President Nazarbayev for the Nobel Peace Prize: official.

Japanese deputies nominated Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan President's press-service
Nazarbayev met with Nobel prize-winners and representatives of international organizations

Kazakhstan President shared his views with the participants of the 5th Astana Economic Forum.

Nazarbayev met with Nobel prize-winners and representatives of international organizations
Eni Faleomavaega. ©Danial Okassov
U.S. Congressman suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Congressman Eni Faleomavaega talked about Kazakhstan President's decisions that "changed the world."

U.S. Congressman suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Bolat Otarbayev
Kyrgyzstan nominated Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Deputies of Kyrgyzstan Parliament suggested to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in 2012.

Kyrgyzstan nominated Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet
Ak Orda movement called to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Ak Orda National Movement suggested to nominate Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize.

Ak Orda movement called to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Finn Kydland, Robert Aumann, Karim Massimov, Robert Mundell, Roger Kornberg, John Nash Jr. and his wife. ©pm.kz
Karim Massimov met with Nobel prizewinners

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov met with Nobel prizewinners.

Karim Massimov met with Nobel prizewinners
Nobel Prizewinners Club to open in Astana
Nobel Prizewinners Club to open in Astana

The club of Nobel prizewinners will open in Astana. The idea to create the scientific club belongs to Robert Mundell.

Nobel Prizewinners Club to open in Astana