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Switzerland

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  • Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80

    Claudio Abbado, former CSO principal guest conductor, dies at 80
    Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80. The renowned...
  • Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps

    Swiss bliss: Hiking the Swiss Alps
    This year, a highlight of my European summer was the day I spent hiking in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. I was with a wonderful group of traveling friends, all eager for a ramble in the high country. Fortunately, you don't have to be a...
  • European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich

    European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich
    After nearly a century, Dada — the art movement begun here, in safe Switzerland, to tweak established conditions at a time when the establishment meant the institutions that had led the world into war — is now itself part of the establishment....
  • A 360-degree view from the cockpit of a fighter jet

     
    See what it’s like to ride in the cockpit of a F-5 fighter jet as the Swiss Air Force aerobatic team, Patrouille Suisse, flies in formation over the Alps in a series of 360° videos by panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann.   Baumann flew with the...
  • The Week in Pictures | February 18 – 24

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Lakers greats past and present showed up to remember the team's owner, Dr. Jerry Buss, who died Monday from liver failure. Former coach Phil Jackson fought back tears, Shaquille O'Neal recalls...
  • Roman Polanski freeing meets with outrage from prosecutors, U.S. State Department [Updated]

     
    The Swiss government’s decision Monday to free Roman Polanski met with outrage from L.A. County prosecutors and the U.S. State Department. Polanski will not be extradited to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with a girl --......
  • Roman Polanski is a free man -- with some key conditions

     
    The decision by Swiss authorities not to extradite Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing for having sex with a teenage girl three decades ago leaves the famed director a free man -- with some conditions. Although the......
  • Roman Polanski: L.A. County district attorney 'surprised and disappointed' by Swiss action

     
    Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley told The Times on Monday that he was "genuinely surprised and disappointed" that Swiss authorities decided not to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. to face sentencing for having sex with a teenage......
  • Polanski case about rape, not legal wrangling. Let's not forget that

     
    You'd have to call it Roman Polanski's luckiest day since 1978, when he managed to flee Los Angeles before a judge sentenced him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. On Monday, Swiss authorities refused to extradite the Oscar winner,......
  • Roman Polanski ruling could have ramifications beyond Switzerland

     
    The Swiss government’s decision not to extradite Roman Polanski to Los Angeles means the famed director can now travel freely in Switzerland as well as France, where he has citizenship protections, and Poland and other countries that don't have...
  • Swiss refuse extradition, will free Roman Polanski

     
    The Swiss government decided Monday to free Roman Polanski, essentially putting an end to a more than 30-year legal battle in which the famed director was charged with and pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl in......