Swedish cop filmed naked female colleagues

Swedish cop filmed naked female colleagues

A Swedish police commissioner has been suspended after it was revealed that he had secretly filmed female officers in the nude by hiding a video camera inside a locker in the station's changing room.

Sweden’s five biggest news stories of 2011

Sweden’s five biggest news stories of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, The Local looks back at some of the stories that dominated headlines in Sweden in the past year.

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Elk hunter acquitted of killing skier by mistake

A Swedish elk hunter who felled her first elk with a single shot that passed through the animal only to hit and then kill a cross-country skier, has been acquitted of manslaughter charges by the district court in Växjö in central Sweden.

‘Shrimp shortage’ set to spoil Swedes’ New Year

‘Shrimp shortage’ set to spoil Swedes’ New Year

Seafood features prominently on many a Swede's New Year's menu, but harsh winds on Sweden's west coast have made fishing difficult recently, sending shrimp and crayfish prices sky high.

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Sex scandal conviction for porn-surfing politico

A formerly high-ranking local politician from western Sweden was among seven people convicted on Thursday in connection with the unmasking of a major prostitution ring in Halmstad.

Sweden’s growing wealth gap ‘troubling’: Borg

Sweden’s growing wealth gap ‘troubling’: Borg

Figures showing financial improvements for Sweden's middle and upper classes, at the same time the country's poorest have seen their incomes decline have given finance minister something to fret about.

‘Opinion Taliban’, ‘tree murder’ make 2011 new Swedish word list

‘Opinion Taliban’, ‘tree murder’ make 2011 new Swedish word list

Words inspired by flip-flopping politicians and mobile phone apps, as well as creative terms for opinionated people are among the newest Swedish words, according to an annual list of new and topical words released on Thursday.

Princess Victoria: 2011 a ‘very rough year’

Princess Victoria: 2011 a ‘very rough year’

Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Queen Silvia have finally broken their silence about the past year's royal scandals in an open-hearted interview set for broadcast on Thursday.

Agency slams immigrant language class failings

Agency slams immigrant language class failings

Many of Sweden's municipalities fail to place newly arrived immigrants in Swedish language classes within the time frames stipulated by law, a new investigation has found.

‘Record number’ of homes for sale in Sweden

‘Record number’ of homes for sale in Sweden

The number of houses and apartments for sale in Sweden is nearing record highs, according to a Swedish real estate listing service.

Charges for Sweden’s ‘biggest-ever’ coke bust

Charges for Sweden’s ‘biggest-ever’ coke bust

Four men were charged on Thursday in connection with Sweden's “biggest-ever” cocaine bust that netted worth an estimated 145 million kronor ($21 million) from what police believe is a Balkan-based smuggling operation.