Sweden http://kunc.org en No Ski Lift For You, Swiss Government Tells Kim Jong Un http://kunc.org/post/no-ski-lift-you-swiss-government-tells-kim-jong-un A multimillion-dollar deal to provide ski lifts for a resort in North Korea has been cancelled, after Switzerland's government decided the plan violated U.N. sanctions forbidding the export of luxury items to the country.<p>Those sanctions were strengthened in March, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un went ahead with nuclear weapons tests. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48531 at http://kunc.org End Of The Rainbow: Swedish Athlete Repaints Nails Red http://kunc.org/post/end-rainbow-swedish-athlete-repaints-nails-red Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of a rainbow to show support for gay rights, has repainted her nails red, after track and field's governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.<p>Green Tregaro, who finished fifth in the high jump Saturday at the world championships in Moscow, had initially painted her fingernails as a subtle way to protest Russia's recent passage of a law banning gay "propaganda."<p>The International Amateur Athletic Federation, which governs track and field, forbids making political or com Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48529 at http://kunc.org End Of The Rainbow: Swedish Athlete Repaints Nails Red Beware The Pacu, Experts Tell Men Who Skinny-Dip In Scandinavia http://kunc.org/post/beware-pacu-experts-tell-men-who-skinny-dip-scandinavia The appearance of a Brazilian fish has sent a chill through summertime swimmers in Sweden and Denmark. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:53:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48293 at http://kunc.org Beware The Pacu, Experts Tell Men Who Skinny-Dip In Scandinavia Anna Von Hausswolff: An Artist In Thrall To A Mega-Instrument http://kunc.org/post/anna-von-hausswolff-artist-thrall-mega-instrument Swedish performer Anna von Hausswolff is one of the few recording artists in the world who plays the pipe organ in popular music. Her latest album<em>, Ceremony</em>, was recorded over five days at a church in her hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.<p>"Getting access to the church wasn't a problem. It was getting access to the church <em>organ</em>, because every church has their own organist, and the church organs are their babies," von Hausswolff says. "So I had to convince the organist that I wasn't going to harm his little baby. ... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 47020 at http://kunc.org Anna Von Hausswolff: An Artist In Thrall To A Mega-Instrument Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years For Hacking And Fraud http://kunc.org/post/pirate-bay-co-founder-gets-two-years-hacking-and-fraud A co-founder of the file-sharing website Pirate Bay has been sentenced in Sweden to two years in prison for hacking into a bank computer.<p>Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, was arrested in Cambodia last year after Swedish authorities issued an international warrant. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:22:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 46137 at http://kunc.org