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Trump’s ‘pardon’ to Crown Prince, and ‘Wild West’ of grades in the UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis depicts the uproar after the Joe Biden administration declassified a US intelligence report, which concluded Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered on the command of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Former US president Donald Trump had halted the release of the report.

Peter Brookes | The Times

Peter Brookes on the long-brewing crisis in Scotland — the ‘falling apart’ of the successful political duo First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her mentor and former first minister Alex Salmond. In 2018, allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled against Salmond and he was also arrested for them. On his part, Salmond accused Sturgeon of conspiring to defame him and in a recent speech in the Scottish Parliament also accused her of “breaching ministerial conduct”.

Christian Adams | Standard News

Christian Adams illustrates UK Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, who drew criticism from conservative MPs Thursday after announcing exams were cancelled in the country for the second year in a row. The MPs accused Williamson of creating a “Wild West” of grades.

Harry Burton | Twitter

Harry Burton on US space agency NASA’s Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars on 18 February.

Kevin Siers | Charlotte Observer

Kevin Siers takes a swipe at US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, recently passed by the House of Representatives, will soon be deliberated by the upper house. McConnell accused Democrats in the House Saturday of carrying out a “deliberately partisan process”.

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