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ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2012
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Krister Stendahl, 86, a Swedish Lutheran bishop and theologian who served as dean of the Harvard Divinity School from 1968 to '79 and promoted interfaith relations throughout his career, died Tuesday, Harvard announced. According to the Boston Globe, he died of renal failure at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Born April 21, 1921, in Stockholm, Stendahl earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees at Uppsala University in Sweden and was ordained in the Church of Sweden in 1944.
NEWS
September 19, 1991 | Associated Press
Soviet Foreign Minister Boris D. Pankin promised Wednesday that he will reduce KGB staffs in embassies and investigate submarine intrusions into Swedish territory. The number of agents working abroad for the secret agency will be cut "to the lowest minimum required by our security interests," Pankin told a news conference. Swedish security police have estimated that a third of the diplomats at the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm have been linked to the KGB.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gunnar Hellstroem, 72, an actor and filmmaker who directed episodes of "Dallas" and other American television series, died at a Stockholm hospital Wednesday after suffering a stroke. Born in Sundsvall and schooled at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm, he first came to notice in 1954, when he directed and starred in the movie "Simon syndaren," or "Simon the sinner." He then earned roles in several American productions, including the 1961 drama "Return to Peyton Place."
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
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.
NEWS
March 18, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Swedish authorities asked a court Monday for authority to continue holding a 32-year-old Swede they have implicated in the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. "As a result of investigations carried out to date, probable reasons have emerged which, in the public prosecutor's view, indicate that the man participated in the murder as a perpetrator," public prosecutor K.G. Svensson said in a statement.
NEWS
March 1, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Olof Palme of Sweden was assassinated on a snowy downtown Stockholm sidewalk Friday night, shot twice at close range by a gunman minutes after he and his wife left a movie theater. The Swedish news agency TT, quoting unnamed police sources, said Croatian separatists from the guerrilla group Ustasha were responsible for the assassination. Members of the group, seeking independence for Croatia from Yugoslavia, killed the Yugoslav ambassador to Sweden in the early 1970s.
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