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Zurich (Switzerland)

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  • Lotfi Mansouri dies at 84; opera director who championed 'supertitles'

    Lotfi Mansouri dies at 84; opera director who championed 'supertitles'
    Lotfi Mansouri, the spirited former general director of the San Francisco Opera whose desire to democratize the operatic experience for a modern audience spurred the use of projected translations in performances, has died. He was 84. Mansouri died Aug....
  • Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology

    Oprah on racism over 'too expensive' handbag; gets Swiss apology
    Nobody tells Oprah she can't afford a handbag. Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest entertainers in the world, thanks to her willdly successful 25-season run on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and her latest media foray with the newly revitalized Oprah...
  • Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology

    Heinrich Rohrer dies at 79; a father of nanotechnology
    The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time. But it was not nearly as...
  • Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist

    Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
    LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular diamond heist in February that saw robbers disguised as police steal an estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport...
  • Lionel Bringuier ends L.A. Philharmonic stint on a high note

     Lionel Bringuier ends L.A. Philharmonic stint on a high note
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic sent Lionel Bringuier out into the world on Sunday afternoon. Lucky world. And lucky Zurich, where the streets in Switzerland's posh financial capital are already paved with gold and which will have the 26-year-old French...
  • PASSINGS: Galina Vishnevskaya, Lisa della Casa, Paul Rauch

    PASSINGS: Galina Vishnevskaya, Lisa della Casa, Paul Rauch
    Galina Vishnevskaya Russian opera singer, wife of Rostropovich Galina Vishnevskaya, 86, a world-renowned Russian opera diva who with her husband defied the Soviet regime to give shelter to writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn and suffered exile from her...
  • The Week in Pictures | August 20 – 26, 2012

     
    The Week in Pictures from around the world....
  • Pictures in the News | August 24, 2012

     
    Pictures in the News from around the world....
  • Swiss bank UBS to cut 10,000 jobs, or 16% of workforce, by 2015

    Swiss bank UBS to cut 10,000 jobs, or 16% of workforce, by 2015
    Swiss bank UBS will cut 10,000 jobs as it exits from its fixed-income trading business and tries to cut costs and concentrate on wealth management. The Zurich, Switzerland-based institution, which stated that it is “significantly reshaping its...
  • London's luscious, low-key side

     London's luscious, low-key side
    LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see. Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...
  • Critic's Notebook: Seeing L.A.'s MOCA as a company — therein lies the rub

     Critic's Notebook: Seeing L.A.'s MOCA as a company — therein lies the rub
    If you're confused by the convulsive goings-on at the internationally admired Museum of Contemporary Art, which culminated in the June 25 firing of the illustrious chief curator instrumental in putting the museum on the map, don't be. It's not that...