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December 25, 1988
As a card-carrying member of the Giraffe Project, I'd like to present a card of acknowledgment to Dr. Stanley Sheinbaum for sticking his neck out in a difficult diplomatic situation. The Giraffe Project is a nonprofit association that encourages people to "stick their necks out for the common good . . . to make the world a better place." A man of integrity and courage, Sheinbaum was well aware that his was a controversial move--but then again, he has never been one to duck controversy.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2013 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Ai Weiwei will join the jury of the annual Stockholm Film Festival, although it's questionable if the Chinese dissident artist will be able to attend. The panel, mostly composed of film industry professionals, each year reserves one seat for an artist outside of film, which Ai will fill, organizers announced Monday. Festival director Git Scheynius said the artist was chosen for the panel to symbolize the repression of artists and journalists. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times The political activist is hard to reach: He is without Internet access and his travel outside of China is prohibited, according to reports.
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NEWS
September 13, 1994
After three years of cutting back Sweden's legendary social welfare program, Prime Minister Carl Bildt leads his center-right coalition into national elections Sunday nursing only slim hopes of winning a new mandate to continue the job. As campaigning entered its final days, polls showed the four government parties still trailing the opposition Social Democrats, although there were signs the gap was narrowing slightly.
WORLD
May 24, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- Residents of Stockholm braced for more violence Friday after five consecutive nights of rioting that have rocked the Swedish capital and shaken the Scandinavian country's self-image as a tolerant, liberal place. Since Sunday, sections of northwestern and southern Stockholm have lighted up with the glow of fires started by rock-throwing rioters apparently protesting a fatal shooting by police last week. Schools, shops, a library and about 150 vehicles have been set ablaze during the nightly rampages, which some commentators say are rooted in feelings of despair and disenfranchisement among the city's poor and its growing immigrant population.
WORLD
December 14, 2010 | By Alexandra Sandels and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Swedish authorities said Monday that the would-be suicide attacker who blew himself up in Stockholm over the weekend was carrying at least three bombs and may have had accomplices. Prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand said the man, believed to be Taimour Abdulwahab Abdaly, 28, was also the owner of a car that exploded Saturday afternoon in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital. A few minutes after that blast, the bomber blew up explosives he was carrying. No one else was killed, although two people suffered minor injuries.
WORLD
December 12, 2010 | Alexandra Sandels and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
A suspected suicide bomber was killed and two people were injured Saturday in blasts that rocked a popular shopping district in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. A car parked at a crowded intersection in central Stockholm exploded about 4:50 p.m., followed by another blast a short distance away, Swedish news media reports said. At the scene of the second explosion, a witness reported finding a young man on the sidewalk with wounds to his midsection and a Palestinian kaffiyeh -style scarf tied around his face.
WORLD
May 24, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - The streets of Stockholm were quieter late Friday after five consecutive nights of rioting that rocked the Swedish capital and shook the Scandinavian country's self-image as a tolerant, liberal place. Since Sunday, sections of northwest and south Stockholm have been lighted up with the glow of fires started by rock-throwing rioters, apparently protesting a fatal shooting by police last week. Schools, shops, a library and about 150 vehicles were set ablaze during the nightly rampages, which some commentators say are rooted in feelings of despair and disenfranchisement among the city's poor and its growing immigrant population.
NEWS
May 3, 1986 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Swedish anger over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster threatens to undermine the Swedish government's careful campaign over the last two years to improve relations with the Soviet Union. That campaign reached a high point in mid-April when Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson paid an official visit to the Soviet Union and met for more than three hours with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
WORLD
November 19, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Swedish prosecutors won permission Thursday from a Stockholm court to seek an international arrest warrant for Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, whom they want to question about allegations of rape and other sexual offenses. The accusations stem from encounters that Assange, 39, had with two women during a visit to Sweden in August. Assange denies any unlawful conduct, saying that his relations with the women were consensual. But the Swedish Prosecution Authority said it wanted to bring Assange in for questioning and asked the district court in Stockholm to declare him detained in absentia.
SPORTS
April 20, 1989
Team USA lost its fourth consecutive game, a 5-4 decision to Czechoslovakia, and was eliminated from medal play in the World Hockey Championships at Stockholm.
WORLD
May 24, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - The streets of Stockholm were quieter late Friday after five consecutive nights of rioting that rocked the Swedish capital and shook the Scandinavian country's self-image as a tolerant, liberal place. Since Sunday, sections of northwest and south Stockholm have been lighted up with the glow of fires started by rock-throwing rioters, apparently protesting a fatal shooting by police last week. Schools, shops, a library and about 150 vehicles were set ablaze during the nightly rampages, which some commentators say are rooted in feelings of despair and disenfranchisement among the city's poor and its growing immigrant population.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012
The new pride of Sub Pop Records, Niki & the Dove, formed in Stockholm and certainly inherited that country's knack for perfect, effortless pop. But the duo's production skills make their breezy melodies stick around — they've been championed on BBC tastemaker Annie Mac's electronica show. The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $13. attheecho.com.
SPORTS
October 7, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
The Kings' expectations soared when the team acquired center Mike Richards from Philadelphia in June. L.A. has reason for more optimism after his impressive debut Friday. Richards scored the tying goal and set up the winner as the Kings opened the season with a 3-2 overtime victory over the New York Rangers at the Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm. With the Kings on the power play, Richards took a pass from Anze Kopitar and fed Jack Johnson, who had driven low on the left side.
NEWS
May 10, 2011 | By Susan James, Special to the Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Love ABBA? You're in luck. On July 1, the Stockholm City Museum will start a walking tour in English focused on the world of the Swedish supergroup that spawned hits such as "Fernando," "Dancing Queen," and "Take a Chance on Me," plus the popular "Mamma Mia!" musical and movie. The ABBA City Walk visits places where the group lived, worked, and performed as well as locales used in their videos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2011
LEE K. HARRINGTON Headed L.A. Economic Development Corp. Lee K. Harrington, 64, a businessman who was executive director of the Southern California Leadership Council and the former head of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp., died Friday near his Hollister Ranch home while surfing off the coast of Santa Barbara County, according to the Santa Barbara County coroner. Harrington was surfing with friends at St. Augustine Beach, west of Santa Barbara, when one of them noticed he was unconscious on his surfboard, KSBY-TV in Santa Barbara reported.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2011 | By Paula L. Woods, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Three Seconds A Novel Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström Translated from the Swedish by Kari Dickson Silver Oak: 489 pp., $24.95 Appetites whetted by the astronomical success of Stieg Larsson's "Girl Who" series, publishers and readers alike are on the hunt for the Next Big Swedish Crime Novel. What gets glossed over in that quest is the fact that four Swedish writers ? Henning Mankell, Hakan Nesser, Ake Edwardson and Inger Frimansson? have toiled in the field for decades and produced among them nine powerful, award-winning books.
SPORTS
April 26, 1989
The United States hockey team defeated Poland, 6-1, in the World Championships at Stockholm, but lost goalie John Vanbiesbrouck with a broken jaw.
NEWS
December 2, 1987
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev has reiterated the Kremlin claim that Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg died in Moscow's Lubianka prison of a heart attack in 1947, Wallenberg's sister said in Stockholm. Nina Lagergren said Gorbachev's statement, conveyed by the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm, dashed hopes that Moscow's policy of glasnost --openness--would provide new information about Wallenberg.
WORLD
December 30, 2010 | By Alexandra Sandels, Los Angeles Times
Three men suspected of plotting to attack a Danish newspaper that published cartoons caricaturing the prophet Muhammad pleaded not guilty Thursday in Copenhagen to charges of attempted terrorism and illegal weapons possession, and a fourth suspect was released for lack of evidence. A fifth man, identified by the Swedish news reports as 37-year old Sahbi Zalouti, was arraigned in a Stockholm court in connection with the alleged plot. Danish and Swedish authorities arrested the five men, residents of Sweden and Denmark, on Wednesday as part of an investigation of a suspected plot with links to international terrorist groups.
WORLD
December 14, 2010 | By Alexandra Sandels and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Swedish authorities said Monday that the would-be suicide attacker who blew himself up in Stockholm over the weekend was carrying at least three bombs and may have had accomplices. Prosecutor Tomas Lindstrand said the man, believed to be Taimour Abdulwahab Abdaly, 28, was also the owner of a car that exploded Saturday afternoon in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital. A few minutes after that blast, the bomber blew up explosives he was carrying. No one else was killed, although two people suffered minor injuries.
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