Nobel Committee

EU leaders receive Nobel Peace Prize

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel take the plaudits in the Norwegian capital. Photo: EPA

European Union Nobel Peace Prize winners pledged at the award ceremony yesterday “to stand by” the euro, saying the single currency was one of the strongest symbols of unity in the bloc’s 60-year history.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2012, 4:48am

The phone call from the Nobel Committee that changes lives

Brian Kobilka talks on the phone after being awarded the prize. Photo: AFP

Some Nobel laureates find out while on a plane, others think it's a hoax, and some don't even hear the phone ring.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:29pm

Nobel Prizes play catch-up to Shaws

When the Shaw Prize was established in 2004 to recognise the highest achievements in the sciences, it was immediately billed as Hong Kong's answer to the Nobel Prize.

This year, it's turning out to be a predictor of the Nobels.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Leung Chun-ying takes his leave from Exco

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing lobbies media in HK over Liu Xiaobo

Beijing has stepped up its campaign in Hong Kong against the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's decision to give this year's award to mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo .

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' commissioner office in Hong Kong yesterday sent a collection of recent state media commentaries on the Nobel committee and Liu to Hong Kong media 'for their reference'.

13 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Obama choice threatens credibility of Nobel Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize elevates US President Barack Obama to the company of icons of his race such as Martin Luther King, Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. The question is why, and why now?

10 Oct 2009 - 12:00am