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  • Conductor Riccardo Muti wins Birgit Nilsson Prize, plus a cool million

     
    One of the top awards in the field of classical music, the Birgit Nilsson Prize honors singers and conductors for their career achievements. Plácido Domingo was the first recipient of the award in 2009. On Wednesday, organizers announced that Italian........
  • DUBAI: Bungled Stockholm suicide bomber received training in Iraq, says top security official

     
    New developments have surfaced in the case of Taimour Abdulwahab Abdaly, a 28-year-old Iraq-born Swedish suicide bomber who died in a botched attack on central Stockholm on Dec. 11, in revenge for what he called Sweden's "war on Islam." This......
  • Colorado uranium mill approved

     
    Colorado regulators on Wednesday approved the nation's first new uranium mill in more than 25 years, greenlighting construction of a new facility in the remote southwestern part of the state. The state Department of Public Health and Environment gave a......
  • Look for World Junior Championship on NHL Network

     
    Come this weekend, the NHL Network will be right where it should be: in Buffalo for the IIHF World Junior Championship, which begins Sunday and runs through to the gold-medal game on Jan. 5. The event, held last year in......
  • Snowflake pictures by Caltech expert featured on Swedish stamps

     
    Pictures of snowflakes taken by a Caltech physicist will be featured on a set of winter stamps in Sweden. Professor Ken Libbrecht is one of the world's top experts on snowflakes and ice crystal formations. He is also an avid......
  • X Questions: Cascine Records' Jeff Bratton

     
    From Dr. Dre to No Age, Los Angeles is home to a shuffling iPod’s worth of genres, but Jeff Bratton thinks there’s still room for more. The Venice resident has launched Cascine Records, a spin-off of Sweden’s Service (Jens Lekman, the Toug...
  • MUSLIM WORLD: Young European man explains why he converted to Islam

     
    The story of Malcolm is intriguing, and perhaps a bit puzzling. Why would a left-leaning young man from one of the world's most secular and liberal countries choose to become a pious Muslim? The 34-year old Swedish music teacher from......
  • Kings loan defenseman Johan Fransson to KHL

     
    The Kings said Wednesday afternoon that defenseman Johan Fransson, who was signed to a one-year contract in June, has been loaned from the Manchester (N.H.) Monarchs of the AHL to the Russian team SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey......
  • Dungen and Oceans: A conversation with Gustav Estjes in advance of Waved Out 2

     
    "Skit I Allt," the title of Dungen's seventh LP loosely translates to "hell with it," but the literal American translation doesn't distill its true meaning. Gustav Estjes, the wavy-haired wizard behind the Stockholm-based quartet, has toyed with...
  • IRAN: Officials shut European cosmetics firm Oriflame's offices, arrest 5 employees

     
    Iranian security officials shut down the local office of European cosmetics firm Oriflame in northern Tehran over the weekend and arrested employees for alleged illegal activities, including running a pyramid scheme, an Iranian media report and company...
  • Off to Sweden? Go out on a limb with Treehotel

     
    Treehuggers rejoice: A hotel just opened in Harads, Sweden, that will eventually boast six uniquely designed treehouses commissioned by five separate architects. The four currently open are the sci-fi inspired Mirrorcube house, the Birds Nest, the Blue...