Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.
OSLO, Norway — Recalling the “burning, blinding and suffocating” horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog group trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.
One of this year's Nobel Prize laureates says learning how to handle failure is key to becoming a successful scientist.
A comet that gained an earthly following because of its bright tail visible from space was initially declared dead after grazing the sun. Now, there is a sliver of hope that Comet ISON may have survived.
Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A Danish Muslim leader who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing an about-face on the issue.
PETARE, Venezuela - Stern-looking soldiers clutching assault rifles wave down the beat-up Chevy Caprice entering this sprawling slum on the outskirts of Caracas.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper Thursday as fears of a bathroom emergency spread despite the socialist government's promise to import 50 million rolls.
STOCKHOLM - She was one of the better kept secrets of Sweden's royal household: a commoner and divorcée whose relationship with Prince Bertil was seen as a threat to the Bernadotte dynasty.
DOHA, Qatar - Even as international climate talks ended this weekend with no new commitments on carbon emissions or climate aid from the United States, some were relieved America didn't make a weak deal even weaker.
DOHA, Qatar - During a year with a monster storm and scorching heat waves, Americans have experienced the kind of freakish weather that many scientists say will occur more often on a warming planet.
ESTOCOLMO.- La tradición marítima indica que el capitán es el
último en abandonar un barco que se hunde. Pero, ¿es legítimo
exigirle a una persona en esa situación que deje de lado su
instinto de supervivencia? Después de todo, son seres humanos como
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The hard-fought deal at a global
climate conference in South Africa keeps talks alive but doesn't
address the core problem: The world's biggest carbon polluters
aren't willing to cut emissions of greenhouse gases enough to stave
off dangerous levels of global warming.
OSLO.– Anders Behring Breivik dijo que era un niño cuando el
camino de su vida comenzó a girar. Fue durante la primera Guerra
del Golfo, cuando un amigo musulmán se entusiasmó por los informes
de ataques con misiles contra las fuerzas estadounidenses.
BEIJING - China has long wanted a Nobel prize. Now that it has
one, its leaders are furious.
ESTOCOLMO.– Mario Vargas Llosa, uno de los escritores
latinoamericanos más célebres, fue galardonado con el premio Nobel
de Literatura 2010 y se convirtió en el primer ganador de habla
hispana desde 1990.
The game on the line, Luis Suarez sidestepped two defenders in
the driving rain and struck a right-footed shot from the edge of
the penalty area.
OK, time to grab a map or look at a globe. The mission: finding
Andrej Komac probably never has heard of Joe Namath, even though
he sure can imitate the Hall of Fame quarterback.
Denmark coach Morten Olsen is back on his feet after being out
sick for two days with a virus.
Never mind that the World Cup hasn't started yet. South Africans
celebrated Wednesday as if their national team already won the
OSLO — Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack Obama
the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice against a
storm of criticism that the award was premature and a potential
liability for the U.S. president.
WASHINGTON — One scholar studies how best to manage resources
such as forests, fisheries and oil fields. A fellow American looks
at why some companies grow so large.
WASHINGTON — Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win a Nobel
Prize in economics, honored along with fellow American Oliver
Williamson on Monday for analyzing economic governance — the rules
by which people exercise authority in companies and economic
STOCKHOLM — With cinematic flourish, the masked robbers dropped
from a helicopter onto the roof of a Swedish cash depot before
dawn, broke into the building through a glass pyramid, set off
explosions to get to the millions inside and escaped by hoisting
themselves and their haul back up on …
General Motors Corp.’s Swedish-based subsidiary Saab filed for
bankruptcy protection Friday so the unit can be spun off or sold by
its struggling U.S. parent, officials said.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing
out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed
with a kitchen knife, not so much.
GOTEBORG, Sweden — Global newspaper circulation is rising,
buoyed by demand in Asia and South America — belying predictions of
the demise of print journalism, officials said Monday at the start
of an international newspaper conference.
VAXJO, Sweden — When this quiet city in southern Sweden decided
in 1996 to wean itself off fossil fuels, most people doubted the
ambitious goal would have any impact beyond the town limits.
HELSINKI, Finland — Finland's president finds her traditional
support among women and the Social Democratic Party base, but
lately to the surprise of many Finns — and her opponents in today's
election — she has gotten an endorsement of a different sort.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — A punk-rock style, trendy tight fit and
affordable price have made Cheap Monday jeans a hot commodity among
young Swedes, but what has people talking is the brand's ungodly
logo: a skull with a cross turned upside down on its forehead.