Swedish academy: Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’
Oct30

Swedish academy: Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him “speechless”. Asked “if I accept the prize? Of course”, the US singer-songwriter said in a call to the academy this week, around a fortnight after he was named laureate on October 13. “The news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless,”...

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FARC should have shared Nobel: ex-hostage Betancourt
Oct07

FARC should have shared Nobel: ex-hostage Betancourt

Colombia’s FARC rebels should have shared the Nobel peace prize awarded to President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday for his efforts to end Latin America’s longest war, one of the guerrilla group’s former hostages said. Ingrid Betancourt, now 54, spent six years in the jungle after being abducted by FARC while campaigning in Colombia’s 2002 presidential election. The charismatic Franco-Colombian former politician...

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