2013.05.24

News Headlines - 24 May 2013

AFP: London attacker: Muslim convert from Nigerian Christian family

A picture is slowly emerging of the 28-year-old, one of two men of Nigerian descent who were shot by police shortly after soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death on a London street on Wednesday. Born in the British capital to devoutly Christian parents from Nigeria, Adebolajo is believed to have converted to Islam in his late teens before becoming increasingly radical. Much less is known about the other suspect, 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, who like Adebolajo remains in hospital under armed guard. But he too is believed to be the London-born son of a Nigerian family.

BBC News - What lies behind Sweden's riots?

Sweden is often imagined as a place of consensus and harmony, and this week's riots have come as a surprise to many people outside the country. But, as the BBC's Steven Evans in Stockholm reports, immigration has become a key issue.

BBC News - 'Comfort women' snub Japan Osaka Mayor Hashimoto

Two South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery during World War II have cancelled a planned meeting with Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto.

UK only two-thirds through debt recovery, says BoE's Paul Fisher - Telegraph

Britain has worked its way through just two-thirds of the debt overhang from the financial crisis and will not return to “trend” levels of growth until the deleveraging is almost complete, according to top Bank of England director Paul Fisher.

Stocks ease back after volatile week - FT.com

Global equity prices, the dollar and “core” US and German government bond yields moved lower on Friday as investors looked back over a week characterised by extreme market volatility.


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