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  • Correction: Nobel-Literature story story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • 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.

  • Poland moves to take in ethnic Poles from former USSR 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:48 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland has earmarked funds to bring in tens of thousands of ethnic Poles now living in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, its finance minister said Tuesday.

  • Russian ambassador says he regrets words that offended Poles 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:30 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Russia's ambassador to Poland has partly backtracked from an accusation that Poland bears some blame for starting World War II because of its policies in the 1930s, words that outraged Poles.

  • Russian who 'saved the world' recalls his decision as 50/50 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 2:22 am

    FRYAZINO, Russia - The elderly former Soviet military officer who answers the door is known in the West as "The man who saved the world."