Conservationists slam Norway at whaling conference

Conservationist groups Wednesday criticized an ongoing meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for failing to highlight whaling nation Norway's activities.

Bob Dylan website drops reference to Nobel Prize in Literature

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's official website has removed a reference to his Nobel Prize in Literature, news reports said Friday.

Obama: Emissions agreement addresses "rapidly growing threat"

US President Barack Obama welcomes a global agreement to phase out a type of greenhouse gas used in air conditioners and refrigerators that "represents a rapidly growing threat to the health of...

Global deal reached to limit use of potent greenhouse gases

Climate change negotiators from more than 170 nations agreed Saturday to begin limiting heat-trapping greenhouse gases known as HFCs, often used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

Bob Dylan wins surprise Nobel Prize in Literature

US folk icon Bob Dylan was the surprise choice for the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature announced Thursday by the Swedish Academy.

Contract experts Hart and Holmstrom win Nobel Prize in Economics

Work on contract theory - with implications for firms, constitutional law and politics - earned US-based economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, the...

Colombian president urges final push after Nobel Peace Prize win

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday called his winning the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize "great recognition" for his country and "the people who have suffered" in its long-running conflict...

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who Friday won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, said it was a great recognition for his country and "the people who have suffered" in its long-running conflict...

Afghanistan stands to receive 15.2 billion dollars in aid until 2020

The international community pledged 15.2 billion dollars for Afghanistan over the next four years at talks in Brussels on Wednesday, falling slightly short of an aim to renew the current level of...

"Unstoppable" Paris climate accord to come into force on November 4

The Paris Climate Agreement will go into effect on November 4 after the final threshold for its entry into force has been reached, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "world's smallest machines"

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers who figured out how to mechanically link molecules to make the world's smallest motors and machines, the Royal Swedish...

EU, US promise to uphold Afghanistan aid pledges for next four years

The European Union announced Wednesday that it would offer Afghanistan 1.2 billion euros (1.34 billion dollars) annually over the next four years, at an international support conference, while the...

EU lawmakers clear final hurdle for global Paris climate deal

The European Union can ratify the Paris climate deal, the bloc's legislature overwhelmingly decided Tuesday, clearing a last hurdle for the accord to go into force globally.

Nobel physics prize to trio for work on "strange" states of matter

British-born researchers David J Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane and J Michael Kosterlitz on Tuesday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking discoveries on matter.

Study finds nearly 385 million children worldwide live in poverty

Nearly 385 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty, UNICEF and the World Bank said Monday.