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WORLD
December 19, 2009
Copenhagen by the numbers 193 Countries sending delegates to the climate talks. 119 Heads of state attending the talks Friday. 1st Where this summit ranks, in terms of the number of heads of state attending, among U.N. conferences held outside New York. 40,000 metric tons Estimated amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by the conference, including emissions produced by airplanes carrying delegates to Copenhagen.
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OPINION
February 11, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
The killing of a young giraffe at a Danish zoo - after which it was publicly butchered and fed to a lion - breaks what should be the most inviolate if unwritten contract when humans remove wild animals from their natural habitat: to protect and keep healthy those animals and their descendants. A spokesman for the Copenhagen Zoo said the killing with a bolt gun of the 2-year-old giraffe was done to prevent inbreeding of the zoo's population. The zoo brushed off other options, such as giving the animal to another willing zoo (and there were several)
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NEWS
October 14, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's no accident Egeskov Castle was built in the middle of a lake atop thousands of oak pilings in the 16th century:The water was intended to deter outsiders, though these days it has the opposite effect. The castle, fishing villages, Viking ships, the real Little Mermaid and other attractions are part of an eight-day bicycle tour of Copenhagen and the Danish isles. Suitable for families, the trip begins and ends in the capital with nights spent in Helsingor, Svendborg and Faaborg.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Shifting between modern offices in Copenhagen and a run-down cargo ship in the Indian Ocean, the new thriller "A Hijacking" focuses on the negotiations that ensue when Somali pirates overtake the vessel. Writer-director Tobias Lindholm ignites a pressure-cooker drama by lacing the story with details drawn from real life and subjecting the cast to some of the unpleasant ones. Playing in limited release, "A Hijacking" ratchets up the tension with a startling sense of authenticity, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
TRAVEL
August 9, 2009
Kudos to Susan Spano for her articles on bike riding in Denmark ["On Bicycle, See the Sights at a Sane Pace," Aug. 2]. Ten years ago, on a Scandinavian tour, we found ourselves in Copenhagen with a free day. Seeing bicycles everywhere, we decided to rent one and tour the city on our own. What fun. The city is so geared to bicyclists that we felt safe rubbing shoulders with the traffic. They even had small signal lights for cyclists at the intersections! John Putman Sun City, Calif.
NEWS
May 16, 1995
The $240,000 Carlsberg Architectural Prize, which is regarded as a jewel in its field, will be awarded Friday by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark in Copenhagen. The first Carlsberg was awarded to Japanese architect Tadao Ando in 1992, famous for his work in concrete, stone, steel and glass that blends with Japan's architectural heritage. Candidates are nominated by 80 architectural magazines and selected by a jury of writers, architects and critics.
WORLD
December 18, 2009 | By Jim Tankersley, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Copenhagen — President Obama exhorted world leaders at international climate talks to "recognize it is better to act than talk" and seal a framework agreement on controlling greenhouse gases. In a relatively brief speech to a session of more than 100 heads of state from around the world, Obama sketched the pillars of a possible deal: commitments by industrialized and fast-growing countries to limit emissions, a way of monitoring whether countries keep their emissions commitments and a grand aid package to help poor nations adapt to climate change and transition to low-emission energy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
A fan slapped Beyonce on the behind at a Denmark concert this weekend. And Queen B, currently on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, wasn't too happy about it, giving him a small dose of what it's like to anger her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. During her Monday performance of "Irreplaceable" at Copenhagen's Forum venue, the pop diva, wearing a bedazzle bodysuit, walked to the edge of the stage to greet fans and share the mic so they could sing along. As she shook hands with a few concert-goers, one eager male fan gave her a small love tap on the derriere as she walked away.
WORLD
December 19, 2009 | By Jim Tankersley
In the early days of the global climate summit, Copenhagen was Christmas incarnate -- a place of white lights, rosy cheeks and cobbled streets, where sugared almonds roasted in great metal bowls and a classical sextet played carols in the cold. By the end, the city was Mordor, the soul-crushing provenance of evil in Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." Dreary, gray, slushy. Daylight made timid cameos. In the stark Nordic hotel hosting U.S. negotiators, so newly built that some rooms lacked shower heads, the wind rattled the windows.
WORLD
December 13, 2009 | By Jim Tankersley
Outside, tens of thousands of eco-protesters paraded through the streets of Copenhagen waving bright yellow signs with slogans such as "There is No Planet B." Inside, environmentalists and other observers watched the protest marches on television as negotiators shuttled between closed-door meetings in hopes of making progress on a new climate agreement. The action at the Copenhagen climate summit Saturday was the sort of split-screen reality that has come to define the gathering as it heads toward its second week -- loud in public, mysteriously quiet in private.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"A Hijacking" is as lean, focused and to the point as its title. A cargo ship is hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean, and this expertly done, ultra-tense Danish thriller places you in the middle of the action in the most intense way. Gripping from first frame to last, "A Hijacking" is written and directed by Tobias Lindholm, best known as the co-writer on Thomas Vinterberg's "The Hunt" as well as the crack Danish TV series "Borgen. " It is Lindholm's tip-top notion to have the action go back and forth between what happens on the vessel and what goes on back home in Denmark.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
A fan slapped Beyonce on the behind at a Denmark concert this weekend. And Queen B, currently on her Mrs. Carter Show world tour, wasn't too happy about it, giving him a small dose of what it's like to anger her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce. During her Monday performance of "Irreplaceable" at Copenhagen's Forum venue, the pop diva, wearing a bedazzle bodysuit, walked to the edge of the stage to greet fans and share the mic so they could sing along. As she shook hands with a few concert-goers, one eager male fan gave her a small love tap on the derriere as she walked away.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Caitlin Keller
On April 22, René Redzepi and the team behind the MAD Symposium will be holding the third edition of MAD Mondays at the Grand Teatret in Copenhagen. The event, part of a monthly series of conversations about the future of food, will be presented in English and streamed live. Past MAD Mondays have included "What is Creativity?" featuring panelists Paul Cunningham, chef Erwin Lauterbach , Tal R and Knud Romer, and "Who Will Feed Us?" with Thomas Harttung, farmer and founder of Aarstiderne ; chef Christian Puglisi of Relae and Manfreds ; Arlene Stein, director of Terroir Symposium in Canada; farmer Soren Wiuff; and Henrik Zobbe, associate professor of agricultural economics and policy at the University of Copenhagen.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Little Mermaid, meet Han, a polished steel hunk who also perches on a rock overlooking a famous Danish harbor. And he blinks (or is he winking at you?) once an hour. The two sculptures are cities apart -- the Little Mermaid overlooks Copenhagen while Han gazes out from Helsingoer about 28 miles to the north -- but share a common size and look. And that's likely the point: Han, which means "him" in Danish, hopes to draw as many tourists to his town, a.k.a. Elsinore, thanks to Shakespeare, as the century-old Little Mermaid does to hers.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
The Pacific Symphony performs music for an unlikely audience -- gamers battling the hellish underworlds of Diablo III. The symphony teamed up with Irvine-based game developer Blizzard Entertainment, known for the Warcraft and Starcraft franchises, for the long-awaited third installment in the Diablo series. More than 100 musicians recorded the score live last July in Costa Mesa's Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall under the baton of Eímear Noone. “It was important to give Diablo III its own sound - - not only via the compositions, but even in the manner in which it was recorded,” Blizzard Entertainment's audio director Russell Brower said in a news release about the project.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2012 | By Chris Barton
  Oh, Copenhagen. You brought us the Midcentury furniture designs that make "Mad Men" an interior decorator's dream and saw the wisdom of bike commuting long before L.A. earned its first CicLAvia. Now you've one-upped every philharmonic in the world with video of your orchestra (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) making an entire subway train weak in the knees with a flash mob performance of Grieg's "Peer Gynt" on a Copenhagen Metro train. In a video filmed last month that justifiably went viral, the Copenhagen symphony is subtly introduced on one of the station's signs with the announcement, "Classical special train: Enjoy the music," before treating commuters to probably one of the most beautiful rides of their lives.
TRAVEL
September 5, 2010 | By Betty Hallock, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
By 10 o'clock on a summer night in Copenhagen the more than 3,000 lights that cover the Nimb Hotel in the Tivoli Gardens are aglow, but the sky is still a turquoise blue as the sun just begins to set. I have a view of it from the restaurant Herman overlooking the gardens, where an appetizer arrives as a savory aebleskiver — a small sphere of a doughnut-like pancake — dusted with vinegar powder and served with pickled cucumber marmalade....
WORLD
November 16, 2009 | By Jim Tankersley
By acknowledging over the weekend that the world would have to wait at least until next year for a legally binding treaty to curb global warming, President Obama and fellow Pacific Rim leaders dramatically lowered expectations for next month's climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Yet, in the process, White House officials and many environmentalists say, the leaders may have boosted the chances for the U.S. Congress to pass landmark limits on greenhouse gas emissions -- and for the world to act in time to stave off the worst projected effects of rising temperatures.
NEWS
October 14, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's no accident Egeskov Castle was built in the middle of a lake atop thousands of oak pilings in the 16th century:The water was intended to deter outsiders, though these days it has the opposite effect. The castle, fishing villages, Viking ships, the real Little Mermaid and other attractions are part of an eight-day bicycle tour of Copenhagen and the Danish isles. Suitable for families, the trip begins and ends in the capital with nights spent in Helsingor, Svendborg and Faaborg.
SPORTS
March 16, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Real Madrid rolled and Chelsea strolled. The end result was the same, however, as the Spanish and English teams advanced Wednesday night to the quarterfinals of soccer's European Champions League. Chelsea became the third English club to reach the last eight but did so in less-than-inspired fashion, settling for a 0-0 tie in London with visiting FC Copenhagen. The Blues had won the first leg, 2-0, in Denmark on a pair of goals by Nicolas Anelka, and although they put some effort into adding to that lead, outshooting the Danish team, 22-7, they failed to find the back of the net. The game was notable only in that Chelsea Coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was frequently seen shaking his head or throwing his arms in the air in frustration, opted to leave high-priced forward Fernando Torres on the bench for most of the game.
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