- 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:
- New Nobel literature prize winner transcends easy categories Updated: Oct-08-15 2:27 pm
MINSK, Belarus - With a reporter's eye and an artist's heart, Svetlana Alexievich writes of the catastrophes, upheaval and personal woes that have afflicted the Soviet Union and the troubled countries that succeeded it. Her writings, characterized by plain language and detail so visceral it's sometimes painful to read, won her this year's Nobel literature prize.
- The Latest: UN: 'Christian refugees only' policy dangerous Updated: Oct-08-15 1:53 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- 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.
- Hungary walks out of book fair in Sweden after protest Updated: Sep-24-15 1:43 pm
STOCKHOLM - Delegates from Hungary have walked out of a Swedish book fair featuring their country's literature after writers objected to their presence.
- H&M sees strong growth, market share increase Updated: Sep-24-15 7:24 am
STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB says third-quarter sales grew nearly 20 percent as the company grabbed more market share, with plans for further expansion.
- Swedish utility Vattenfall sells its German coal plants Updated: Sep-22-15 6:23 am
STOCKHOLM - Vattenfall AB says it is selling off its German coal plants, a major source of greenhouse gases, and its mining assets as the Swedish utility seeks to adjust its energy strategy.
- U2 concert canceled in Sweden because of security breach Updated: Sep-21-15 9:17 am
STOCKHOLM - U2 canceled a concert in Sweden's capital after a security breach and police were investigating on Monday whether one of their own was to blame.