Saturday, April 28, 2012

BBC News - Anders Behring Breivik shooting spree testimony considered

BBC News - Anders Behring Breivik shooting spree testimony considered


Anders Behring Breivik shooting spree testimony considered

A look at the first editions of the UK papers

The description provided by Anders Behring Breivik of his island shooting rampage in which dozens died last July is reported in Saturday's papers.

The Financial Times says the court case has transformed Breivik from "an abstract horror into a mere man".

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But the Guardian's Jonathan Freedland says Breivik is "gleefully exploiting" a "global megaphone".

In the Sun, Jeremy Clarkson says the case is shocking because Norway is home to "chunky" jumpers and pretty girls.

The cartoonists have concentrated on the heavily guarded Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Times draws a sheikh pumping blood into the fuel tank of a car driven by Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone.

Matt's cartoon on the front of the Daily Telegraph has a young boy in his bedroom, playing with a tank on a Scalextric track.

And, concentrating on the same subject matter, the Financial Times has a crowd of protesters hidden by, and choking on, the exhaust fumes of a racing car.

The decision taken by Chancellor George Osborne to provide £10bn to the International Monetary Fund has the backing of the Daily Mirror.

"Britain must fulfil its obligation to lend," says the paper.

However, the Sun and Daily Mail are unhappy that the money might be used to shore up countries in the eurozone.

In a comment article, the Mail says the loan is designed to "prop up an unreformed euro that is spreading misery across the continent".

Some papers cast doubt on the involvement of prominent Chinese politician Bo Xilai, and his wife, Gu, in the death of a British businessman.

The Independent says it is clear that a power struggle has been under way at the pinnacle of the Communist Party, and Bo Xilai has decisively lost.

The Times and the Daily Mail report that Neil Heywood had little money.

They say that brings into question the account that Mr Heywood was helping to move Mr Bo's money out of the country.

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