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Kosovo declares Nobel laureate Handke 'persona non grata'

Pristina - Kosovo declared Peter Handke a 'persona non grata' on Wednesday in the latest protest against his induction as a Nobel literature laureate, barring the Austrian writer from a place he has visited numerous times.

Kosovo declares Nobel laureate Handke 'persona non grata'

Pristina - Kosovo declared Peter Handke a 'persona non grata' on Wednesday in the latest protest against his induction as a Nobel literature laureate, barring the Austrian writer from a place he has visited numerous times.

Abiy Ahmed: Meteoric rise of the man trying to remould Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Abiy Ahmed, the son of poor villagers who became a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa's fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia's neighbours, has seen an unpredictable and perilous rise to fame.

Pressured at home, Ethiopia PM picks up Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, but as ethnic violence rises at home he has kept festivities and meetings with the media to a minimum.

Handke faces protests at Nobel Prize ceremony

Stockholm - Nobel literature laureate Peter Handke faced protests and boycotts over his backing of Serbia during the wars in ex-Yugoslavia as he received his prize at a gala ceremony on Tuesday in Stockholm.

Writer Handke steers clear of controversy in Nobel lecture

Stockholm - Austrian writer Peter Handke devoted his Nobel Academy speech to literary questions Saturday, avoiding the controversy over his pro-Serbian views that led Kosovo to announce a boycott of next week's awards ceremony.

In Kosovo, the tiny Serb village with a friend in Handke

Orahovac - In the small wine-growing village of Velika Hoca in southern Kosovo, every household has a copy of a Peter Handke book.

Literature Nobel winner Handke defends support of Serbs

Berlin - Austrian Nobel literature prize winner Peter Handke on Wednesday defended his vocal support for Serbs in the 1990s wars in the former Yugoslavia, but said he "never bowed down" before Slobodan Milosevic.

Srebrenica survivors protest Handke's Nobel prize

Sarajevo - Women from Srebrenica, site of the worst massacre during Yugoslavia's bloody collapse, protested in Sarajevo on Tuesday against the award of the Nobel literature prize to Peter Handke, an Austrian accused of being a Serb apologist during the 1990s wars...

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Bejing - China called for foreign governments not to interfere in its affairs Thursday, after a Norwegian politician nominated the "people of Hong Kong" for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel season wraps up with Economics Prize

Stockholm - This year's Nobel season has only honoured one woman -- Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature -- with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.

Nobel season wraps up with Economics Prize

Stockholm - This year's Nobel season has only honoured one woman -- Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature -- with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.

Nobel winner Tokarczuk calls on Poles to choose democracy

Warsaw - Poles will choose between "democracy and authoritarianism" in Sunday's general election, author Olga Tokarczuk, said on Friday, a day after winning the 2018 Nobel Prize for literature.

Handke's Nobel riles Balkans and authors

Belgrade - Austrian writer Peter Handke's Nobel literature prize win has irked the Balkans, while voices beyond the region spoke out against honouring an admirer of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Ethiopia PM Abiy wins Nobel Peace Prize for mending ties with Eritrea

Oslo - Hailed as a visionary and reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with neighbouring foe Eritrea.

Bookies bet on Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, experts don't

Oslo - Bookies have Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg as the name to beat ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, although experts say Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed or a representative of the free press are more likely.

Post-scandal Academy to award two Nobel Literature prizes

Stockholm - The Swedish Academy will crown two Nobel literature laureates on Thursday, after postponing last year's prize over a sexual harassment scandal.

Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Stockholm - Three researchers won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society.

Odds favour Greta Thunberg for Peace Prize, but experts sceptical

Oslo - Bookmakers seem confident that Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is a shoo-in for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced this week, but some experts are more cautious.

From 'weirdo' PhD stargazer to Nobel Physics laureate

Paris - As a student astronomer scanning the skies with homemade instruments a quarter of a century ago, Didier Queloz spent months doubting the data that led him to an inescapable conclusion: he'd just discovered the first planet outside Earth's solar system....

Nobel Physics Prize honours dark matter and exoplanets

Stockholm - Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for research that increases the understanding of our place in the universe.

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Stockholm - Three researchers from the US and Britain on Monday shared the Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how human cells sense and adapt to changing oxygen levels, opening up new strategies to fight common diseases such as cancer and anaemia.

From Hitler to Michael Jackson, unlikely names for Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Eighty years ago on the brink of the bloodiest conflict in history, Adolf Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, illustrating that literally anyone can be nominated.

Nobel buzz for Greta and literature duo

Stockholm - Experts are cautious, but bookies are tipping teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg for the Nobel Peace Prize next week, while two literature laureates will be crowned after last year's award was postponed over a sex harassment scandal.

Youth activists like Greta Thunberg deserve Nobel nod: 2011 laureate

Geneva - Energised and inspiring youth activists leading the charge on climate change and gun control would be good picks for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, according to past winner Leymah Gbowee.

Protect children of IS jihadis, Nobel winner urges Europe

Paris - Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Monday urged European governments to protect the children of their citizens who went to live under the Islamic State group, days after the death of a baby born to a London teenager in a Syrian refugee camp....

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Stockholm - Swedish scholar Sara Danius stepped down Tuesday from the academy that awards the Nobel literature prize, almost a year after she quit as its permanent secretary amid a sex scandal unveiled by the #MeToo movement.

Amos Oz, revered writer and Israeli voice for peace, dies at 79

Jerusalem - Amos Oz, who died of cancer Friday aged 79, was a celebrated Israeli novelist and passionate peace advocate whose stirring memoir "A Tale of Love and Darkness" became a worldwide bestseller.

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal appeals to Supreme Court

Stockholm - A Frenchman at the centre of a scandal that led to the postponement of the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize has appealed his rape conviction to Sweden's Supreme Court, the highest court said Thursday.

Nobel laureate Murad urges Iraq to probe fate of abducted Yazidis

Baghdad - Nobel laureate and former jihadist captive Nadia Murad called on Iraq Wednesday to create a special team to investigate the fate of other members of her Yazidi minority kidnapped by the Islamic State group.
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