Nobel prize amounts will be cut by 20% in 2012, the foundation that runs the program announced Monday.
In Haiti, actor Sean Penn brushed aside mockery in the media for his penchant for taking up causes. Someone, he said, had to do something after the devastating earthquake.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize is shared by three women's activists, one from Yemen and two from Liberia.
Women's rights took center stage Saturday at the Nobel ceremonies as three women recognized for their struggles against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa accepted this year's peace prize.
The struggle for women's rights against the backdrops of the Arab Spring and democratic progress in Africa will be recognized by this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, at a ceremony unlikely to repeat controversy seen last year.
This year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist who "fought a fierce battle against established science" and "fundamentally altered how chemists conceive of solid matter," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Wednesday.
The Kenyan environmental campaigner returns to Japan and explains the local's meaning of the term Mottainai.
Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens of women were injured after gangs attacked during a march in her honor, witnesses in the city of Taiz said Monday.
Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkul Karman inspires women to protest in Yemen. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Two American economists won the Nobel Prize for economics on Monday for their work studying how changes in government policies or economic shocks affect a nation's economy.
The winner of the Nobel prize in economics will be announced Monday in Stockholm, Sweden.
The morning three women won the Nobel Peace Prize, Jody Williams was tired from a night spent strategizing about how to stop rape and other sexual violence toward women in war.
For more than a decade, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.
Twitter was abuzz Thursday with the death of Apple visionary Steve Jobs but another topic was gathering steam as the day progressed. Who will win this year's coveted Nobel Peace Prize?
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer won the Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish academy that announces the annual award said Thursday.
The astounding discovery that our universe apparently is expanding at an accelerating rate some 14 billion years after the Big Bang has earned three scientists the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday.
In a first for the prestigious organization, a Nobel Prize will go to a man who died just days before being named a winner.
Kenyan Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died Monday after a battle with cancer. She was 71.
Nobel prize winner Peter Diamond has withdrawn his nomination to the Federal Reserve, citing opposition by Senate Republicans.
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has resigned as managing director of the bank he founded in Bangladesh a week after the country's supreme court rejected his appeal to keep his post.
Bangladesh's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus to keep his position as managing director of the bank he founded.
Bangladesh's top court Tuesday upheld the central bank's decision to remove Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus from his post at the pioneering bank he founded.
It's not often that a Nobel Peace Prize laureate gets fired, but the Bangladeshi government said Wednesday it did just that in dismissing Muhammad Yunus from a top post in the pioneering bank he founded.
A Nobel Peace Prize-winning idea to alleviate the poor is under attack, as is the man who won the prize.
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus faced fresh legal trouble in his home country of Bangladesh on Thursday, accused of producing "substandard" yogurt meant for the poor, officials said.
Micro-credit pioneer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus appeared in a Bangladesh court Tuesday on a defamation charge for reportedly criticizing politicians four years ago, court officials said.
Bangladesh has ordered a probe of the Grameen Bank -- founded by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the pioneer of microcredit -- following media allegations that donor's funds were inappropriately transferred.
The Chinese government could embrace Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo with pride and respect "with a little twist of the mind," actor and activist Richard Gere told a small group of activists at a New York rally in honor of Liu, who has been imprisoned by Beijing.
For ten years, CNN's Jonathan Mann has spoken to Nobel Peace Prize winners after they've received their award.
An empty chair stood in for imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo as he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia on Friday amid protests and condemnation from China.
A renowned Chinese artist and human rights advocate became the latest casualty Thursday in the government's effort to expand its no-fly list, an effort apparently aimed at preventing prominent guests from attending this year's Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
On the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, CNN.com and CNN International are among the websites and television networks that have been blocked in mainland China.
Keeping dissidents locked up, blocking prominent intellectuals from leaving the country and blacking out news reports -- China is pulling out all the stops to keep news about Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo out of public sight.
In October, Liu Xiaobo's international lawyer reacted to her client winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo will be represented Friday at the ceremony bestowing the honor by an empty chair, the second time such a symbol has been used in the event, the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee said Thursday.
Nations are giving a variety of reasons for not attending the upcoming Nobel award ceremony.
As it allegedly pressures countries to ignore the Nobel Prize ceremony, China creates its own peace prize.
Zeng Jinyan knows all too well what it was like to be a prisoner in her own home.
Several nations have indicated they will not attend the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway as China protests the fact that the award honors an imprisoned Chinese dissident.
Is China trying to pressure countries not to attend the Nobel peace prize ceremony?
The family of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo may not be able to visit him in prison before the awards ceremony in December, a human rights group said Wednesday.
A group of Nobel laureates sent a letter Monday to the leaders of the G-20, requesting their help in calling for the release of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident.
A Nobel Prize-winning economist who President Barack Obama nominated to the Federal Reserve Board says he understands why despite his accolades the position is out of his reach, at least for now.
China remains angry that jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
China on Tuesday stepped up criticism of Norway and the awarding of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident.
Three economists will share the 2010 Nobel Prize for their work on how government policy affects unemployment, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Monday.
Despite being allowed to tell her husband he won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, the wife of Liu Xiaobo was detained in her apartment in Beijing, China, according to a human rights group and her attorney.
A woman celebrating the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident has been charged with assault for accidentally splashing champagne on a security guard outside the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong.
Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, is believed to have left Beijing to go to Jinzhou, where her husband is imprisoned, Liu Xiaobo's lawyer told CNN on Saturday.
Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo wins the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term after repeatedly calling for human rights and democratization, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced.
Beijing blasted a Chinese dissident's Nobel Peace Prize win Friday, calling the decision to award Liu Xiaobo the honor "blasphemy."
Governments and human rights leaders worldwide responded to the decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, a leading Chinese dissident who is serving an 11-year prison term.
With news media across the globe reacting to this year's Nobel Peace Prize announcement, authorities in the winner's homeland are racing to delete his name from all public domains.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo in recognition of "his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in China."
A week of Nobel Prize announcements comes to a climax on Friday with the unveiling of the winner of the Peace Prize, perhaps the world's most prestigious award.
The 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded Wednesday to three professors for a tool to make carbon-carbon bonds in organic chemistry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced.
An official with the Vatican criticized the decision to award the Nobel prize for medicine to British doctor Robert G. Edwards for his work on in vitro fertilization, Italy's official news agency ANSA reported Tuesday.
The Israeli Supreme Court has upheld the deportation of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire, who had tried to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories last week, a spokeswoman for the Israeli judiciary said Monday.
The "father of the test tube baby," Robert G. Edwards, won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, the awards committee announced.
Jose Saramago, the outspoken Portuguese author who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, died Friday at his home on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, his foundation said.
The world has inched further away from doom and nuclear disaster, said a group of respected scientists that includes 19 Nobel Laureates.
Iranian intelligence officials have detained the sister of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian lawyer and human rights activist said.
President Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
Iran is denying Norway's claim that the Islamic republic confiscated the Nobel Peace Prize of human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, and indicated the issue involved tax evasion.
Iranian authorities confiscated the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize given to human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, Norway said Thursday.
As an American of African descent, I swelled with pride when I heard that the Norwegian Nobel Committee selected President Obama to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The award further validates what the 2008 presidential election demonstrated: The United States is the most mature and fully functioning multi-ethnic democracy in the world.
AC360's Anderson Cooper talks with a panel about how winning the Nobel Peace Prize affects President Obama's image abroad.
The decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to "strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" appears to have left some in the United States divided over whether intangible achievements are worthy of such an esteemed award.
Yes he can win the Nobel Peace Prize. Even on the same day that President Obama met with his war council yet again to consider sending up to 40,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
President Obama said Friday that he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
In winning the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama joins an elite group of U.S. presidents. He is the fourth to win the prize, the third to win it while in office and the first to receive it during his first year in office.
The President "has created a new international climate," the committee announces
The surprise decision to award U.S. President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize elicited swift reaction Friday, with some hailing the choice and others expressing astonishment and skepticism.
Cynics will say that Oslo was jealous that Copenhagen, Denmark, scored a visit from President Obama, and giving him a Nobel was the only way to get him to Norway.
President Obama spoke in the White House Rose Garden on Friday morning about winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Here is the text of his remarks:
When President Obama received word that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize, I'll bet he felt a little like I did the first time Diane Friday, the smartest, prettiest girl at the University of Texas, kissed me: I didn't fully feel like I deserved it, but I sure wasn't going to turn it down.
David Waller has some simple advice for anyone looking to improve morale at their organization -- even if it's not the easiest advice to follow.
President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, making him the 108th recipient of the prestigious award.
A controversial Colombian senator who has obtained the release of 16 hostages held by Marxist guerrillas is the leading candidate to receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday, said an independent research institute in Norway.
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.
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.
Three U.S. researchers have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for solving "a major problem in biology," the Nobel Committee announced Monday.
The couple will preside over a December celebration to honor the 2009 laureate
CNN's Dan Rivers analyzes where Myanmar's struggle for democracy goes after Aung San Suu Kyi is sentenced.
Nigerian writer and political activist Wole Soyinka shares his thoughts on his work and wining a Nobel Prize.
With its steel-and-glass Modernist buildings and dedication to green living, Stockholm has the feel of a gleaming metropolis, but it offers a satisfying mix of old and new, from a well-preserved 17th-century warship to its glittering 20th-century City Hall.
A former South Korea president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for fostering better relations between North and South Korea has been placed on a respirator in a hospital, a news agency reported Thursday.
The United Nations should "urge" Iran to release political prisoners rounded up during the recent unrest following last month's disputed presidential elections, a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners have declared.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and an American man who recently swam to her lakeside home are scheduled to stand trial Monday.
An Iranian human-rights activist and Nobel laureate has joined the legal team of an Iranian-American journalist convicted of spying and jailed in Iran.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the Dalai Lama's denied visa to South Africa.
An international peace conference in Johannesburg has been cancelled after South Africa refused the Dalai Lama a visa to attend the event.
South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to Talk Asia's Anjali Rao.
The European Union on Monday strongly condemned Iran's closure of Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's offices in Tehran.
Iranian raids on the offices of dissident attorney Shirin Ebadi may have put her and her clients in "grave danger," Ebadi's fellow Nobel laureates say.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights campaigner Shirin Ebadi was briefly taken into custody Sunday as Iranian authorities raided and indefinitely shut down two of her offices in Tehran, she told CNN.
The actress cohosts a tribute concert for Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari in Norway
Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari Wednesday called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to "give high priority to the Middle East conflict in his first year in office."