(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) -- South Africa's Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, an anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on Sunday. He was 90. "The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The Nobel Prize Foundation is facing pushback after saying it would not implement gender or ethnicity quotas in selecting nominees. Only 59 women, or 6.2% of total winners, have ever received a Nobel Prize since its inception in 1901. Göran Hansson, the secretary-general... Read More.
(OSLO, Norway) -- Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which is responsible for selecting the Nobel Peace Prize recipients each year, decided to award this year's prize to both Ressa, of the Philippines, and... Read More.
By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A Norwegian politician said he's been bombarded with threats and hateful messages since he nominated the Black Lives Matter movement for the Nobel Peace Prize.Petter Eide, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, told... Read More.
BY: HALEY YAMADA AND LAREN PEARLE, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme, knows the existence of his organization is both a blessing and a curse: it helps so many, but that means many are... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(LONDON) -- The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”Glück will be awarded the... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(LONDON) -- Two scientists have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday.Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were jointly awarded the prize for “for the development of a... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Three scientists have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday.Roger Penrose was awarded half of the prize "for the discovery that black hole formation... Read More.
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Three scientists have been announced as the winners of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus,” the Nobel Committee announced Monday.“Harvey J. Alter,... Read More.