German writer Herta Mueller, whose work has dealt with the hardships and humiliations of life in an oppressive dictatorship, was awarded the Nobel prize in literature Thursday. The Romanian-born Mueller, 56, was recognized by the Swedish Academy as a writer who “with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed.” She became only the 12th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901
Two Americans and an Israeli were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for painstakingly mapping out the thousands of atoms that make up the ribosome — work that paves the way for new antibiotics. Inside all animals, plants and bacteria are DNA molecules that contain the blueprint for life
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for two breakthroughs that led to two major underpinnings of the digital age — fiber optics and digital photography, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Charles K
Lawyers for Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi appealed her 18-month house arrest to the high court Friday, while the nation’s ruling junta granted amnesty to thousands of other prisoners.
Nobel laureate Norman E.
A U.S. senator met Saturday in Myanmar with detained pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi, an eyewitness said. The meeting with Jim Webb, a Democrat from Virginia, lasted about 40 minutes, an eyewitness said.
U.S. Sen. Jim Webb arrived in Myanmar on Friday where he is scheduled to meet with the reclusive country’s military junta, his office confirmed
Sen. Jim Webb will meet with leaders of Myanmar’s military junta this week when he stops off in the reclusive country during a two-week, five-nation tour of Asia, his office announced Wednesday