Cop fined for filming female colleagues naked

Cop fined for filming female colleagues naked

A Swedish police commissioner has been convicted for secretly filming female officers in the nude by hiding a video camera inside a locker in the station's changing room.

Sweden mulls legalizing surrogate motherhood

Sweden mulls legalizing surrogate motherhood

Sweden took a step toward a possible lifting of its ban on surrogate motherhood on Tuesday, despite impassioned opposition from political parties on both the left and right.

Sweden Democrats face ‘honour violence’ ad fury

Sweden Democrats face ‘honour violence’ ad fury

The Sweden Democrats’ Women's Association (SD-Kvinnor) presented a new internet commercial last week, meant to “highlight honour related violence”, an issue they feel is not getting enough media attention.

Sexy Volvo, clever Saab, and Swedish massage

Sexy Volvo, clever Saab, and Swedish massage

The Local catches up with British car show Top Gear host James May, soon to be taking Top Gear Live to the Stockholm Ericsson Globe Arena, and finds out more about his views on Sweden, Saabs… and elk.

Swedish woman’s hairy armpit hurrah goes viral

Swedish woman’s hairy armpit hurrah goes viral

Sweden’s online community has been whipped into a frenzy – and it’s all due to one woman’s hairy armpit which appeared for mere seconds on a live television broadcast of the Melodifestivalen finals on Saturday.

‘Wedding’ reported for lack of bride and groom

‘Wedding’ reported for lack of bride and groom

A wedding that lacked a bride or groom has landed an event hall in Södertälje south of Stockholm in hot water for suspected alcohol law violations.

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Thief hijacks cop car, steals back own vehicle

When police in western Sweden recently apprehended two suspected diesel thieves they were not prepared to find themselves chasing their own car and seizing the same vehicle twice.

‘Cowboy’ police slammed after Stockholm shootout

‘Cowboy’ police slammed after Stockholm shootout

Police who opened fire on robbers following a jewellery shop burglary in Stockholm last week have been branded as “American cowboys” by a criminologist after it came to light that the assailants never fired a single shot.

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Swedish ministers profit from Lundin: report

Over half of Sweden’s government ministers have shares in investment funds that put money into Sweden-based oil giant Lundin Petroleum, a new report has revealed, prompting quick action by ministers who claimed they were "unaware" of the finer details of their portfolios.

Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster

Second Swede to appear in new Bond blockbuster

Jens Hultén has been announced as a cast member of the newest 007 installment, meaning two Swedes will be sharing the silver screen with James Bond this year.