- Nobel Peace Prize boosts struggling Tunisian democracy Updated: Oct-09-15 4:09 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia - It was the fall of 2013 and Tunisia's newfound democracy was in grave danger. The assassination of a left-wing politician had prompted the opposition to walk out of the constitutional assembly. The government was paralyzed, the constitution unfinished and the country on the brink of war.
- Correction: Nobel-Literature story Updated: Oct-09-15 2:14 pm
MINSK, Belarus - In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also was awarded in 1902 to Christian Mommsen, most noted for his historical writing on Rome.
- Sweden thrown into political uncertainty Updated: Oct-09-15 12:35 pm
STOCKHOLM - Sweden faces political uncertainty after the small Christian Democratic Party dropped out of a deal that has kept the minority left-wing government in power.
- Italy sends 19 Eritreans to Sweden under new EU refugee plan Updated: Oct-09-15 11:47 am
ROME - Italy bid farewell Friday to 19 Eritreans - the first of an estimated 160,000 refugees to be resettled throughout Europe as part of a new EU redistribution program to move asylum-seekers out of hard-hit front-line countries.
- The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am
OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.
- The Latest: Hungarian pres. warns of risks in migrant crisis Updated: Oct-09-15 7:53 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- 8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly Updated: Oct-09-15 12:23 am
UNITED NATIONS - There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents:
- The Latest: Scholar wonders about Putin reaction to Nobel Updated: Oct-08-15 1:21 pm
STOCKHOLM - Latest news from the awarding of the Nobel Prize in literature.
- Trio wins Nobel Prize for mapping how cells fix DNA damage Updated: Oct-07-15 9:35 pm
STOCKHOLM - Tomas Lindahl was eating his breakfast in England on Wednesday when the call came - ostensibly, from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It occurred to him that this might be a hoax, but then the caller started speaking Swedish.
- Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for Updated: Oct-07-15 1:05 pm
STOCKHOLM - On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picking a female winner? Will it break new ground by giving the prize to a journalist? Or will it rush to bestow the coveted prize on one of the many aging favorites? The secretive academy drops no hints on whom they are considering but that doesn't stop literature buffs from guessing. Here is a look at some of the themes and potential candidates being mentioned in this year's speculation:
- Nobel Prize for key discoveries about subatomic particles Updated: Oct-06-15 4:16 pm
STOCKHOLM - Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body.
- TeliaSonera merges companies to strengthen Baltic business Updated: Oct-06-15 4:44 am
STOCKHOLM - TeliaSonera AB says it is combining its two Lithuanian subsidiaries as the Swedish-Finnish telecommunications operator strengthens its business in the Nordic and Baltic region.
- 3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs Updated: Oct-05-15 1:47 pm
STOCKHOLM - The Nobel prize in medicine went Monday to three scientists hailed as "heroes in the truest sense of the word" for saving millions of lives with the creation of the world's leading malaria-fighting drug and another that has nearly wiped out two devastating tropical diseases.
- Best-selling Swedish author Henning Mankell dead at age 67 Updated: Oct-05-15 10:54 am
STOCKHOLM - Henning Mankell, the internationally renowned Swedish crime writer whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, died early Monday, his publisher said. He was 67.
- Controversial Nobel Prize winners Updated: Oct-03-15 11:39 am
STOCKHOLM - It's just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges' decisions were politically biased.
- Lamoureux twins named to USA roster for Four Nations Cup Updated: Oct-02-15 11:41 am
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - Former University of North Dakota stars Monique Lamoureux (LAM'-uh-roo) and twin sister Jocelyn Lamoureux-Davidson are among 23 players named to the USA Hockey roster for the Four Nations Cup.
- Alternative Nobels honor human rights, global struggles Updated: Oct-01-15 6:14 am
HELSINKI - The foreign minister and the people of the Marshall Islands were honored Thursday for taking legal action against the nuclear powers for failing to honor disarmament obligations.
- Another record for Ronaldo, another win for Madrid Updated: Sep-30-15 7:02 pm
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the 500-goal mark and Real Madrid hailed him as the club's all-time leading scorer on Wednesday, while Manchester United and Manchester City rebounded from opening losses to remain in contention in the Champions League.
- Ronaldo scores twice as Madrid beats Malmo 2-0 Updated: Sep-30-15 6:34 pm
MALMO, Sweden - Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 500th and 501st goals of his career to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win over 10-man Malmo in Group A of the Champions League on Wednesday.
- 20 Real Madrid fans detained ahead of Malmo match Updated: Sep-30-15 2:07 pm
MALMO, Sweden - Swedish police say they have detained about 20 Real Madrid supporters for disorderly conduct ahead of the team's Champions League match against Malmo.
- Finland suddenly a top choice for Iraqi asylum-seekers Updated: Sep-30-15 8:06 am
HELSINKI - After 25 days of winding through Europe on buses, trains, cars, a motorcycle and even a horse cart, Firas Afandi reached the end of the line: Finland.
- Morocco blocks Ikea store amid reported diplomatic rift Updated: Sep-29-15 11:20 am
RABAT, Morocco - Furniture giant Ikea is facing a cold welcome in Morocco.
- Amid Europe's migrant tensions, kindness arises too Updated: Sep-29-15 8:08 am
PARIS - A 24-year-old Danish woman sails refugees across windy straits to safety in Sweden. A Romanian whose ancestors were driven from their homeland opens his house to today's migrants. A girl brings pens and paper to migrant children sleeping at a Milan train station.
- Migration crisis proves boon for some businesses Updated: Sep-27-15 5:12 am
BERLIN - People crammed into boats and trekking across borders have become the dominant images of Europe's migrant crisis. In the shadows, however, there are those who are profiting, for whom every migrant is a business opportunity.
- Migrant arrivals unlikely to bring major changes to Europe Updated: Sep-26-15 7:03 am
STOCKHOLM - Inside the strip mall in Stockholm's Rinkeby neighborhood, a string of Swedish flags hangs over a coffee shop offering Swedish cinnamon buns and Middle Eastern pastry.