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When Brazil crossed 5 lakh Covid deaths, and Netanyahu’s ‘checkmate’ moment

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

Trump is gone but some tension remains between US and its allies, G-7 summit shows

The spin and bonafide attempts to reconnect belied the real differences among leaders who had either never met, or had not seen each other for a while or were new on the scene.
Peter Brookes | The Times

The Brexit sausage row that isn’t thawing, & ‘selfless’ rich Americans ‘volunteering’ little tax

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a coronavirus press conference at 10 Downing Street on January 22, 2021 in London, England. | Photo by Leon Neal | Getty Images via Bloomberg

G-7 nations set to pledge 1 billion Covid vaccine doses for world, UK PM Johnson says

Boris Johnson's announcement came hours after Biden committed to donating 500 mn doses and previewed a coordinated effort by advanced nations to make vaccines widely available.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and English bowler Ollie Robinson (file photo) | Bloomberg/Twitter:@englandcricket

Boris Johnson wants England and Wales Cricket Board to reconsider Ollie Robinson suspension

Fast bowler Robinson was suspended Sunday from international cricket pending an investigation into offensive tweets he posted as a teenager years ago.

Dove of peace at the mercy of missiles, and a game of scapegoats in UK

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Christian Adams | Evening Standard

‘Lowering’ of BBC’s standards, and ‘perpetual’ dance of war over Gaza strip

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A pedestrian walks along Regent Street in London on Jan. 5. | Photographer: Hollie Adams | Bloomberg

Concern rises as Covid variant from India spreads in UK, exposing Britain’s weakness

Officials believe PM Boris Johnson was too late to close its border with India for political reasons and now scientists fear the UK has exposed its vulnerability to the new strain.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Boris Johnson | Photo: @narendramodi | Twitter

India & UK sign enhanced deal, to begin Free Trade Agreement talks in autumn

The trade & investment deal worth around 1 billion pounds aims for a 'quantum leap' in UK-India ties, with India elevating the relationship status to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
File photo of Alex Ellis | Twitter/@AlexWEllis

Outcomes of India-UK summit mark transformation in ties — British High Commissioner

At the summit, PM Narendra Modi and UK PM Boris Johnson unveiled 'Roadmap 2030' to elevate ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership and announced enhanced trade cooperation.

On Camera

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No, Virat Kohli needn’t imitate Ronaldo. He shows ‘more guts’ on and off the field

Whether it’s standing up for Steve Smith or breaking the mould of chauvinism over targeting of Anushka Sharma or giving up Pepsi contract, Virat Kohli has done it all.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Modi govt again urges OPEC+ to boost oil supply as rising fuel prices push inflation

It’s not the first time that India has voiced concern over OPEC’s output policy. In Jan, Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said OPEC's policy was 'creating confusion for consuming countries'.

Defence

Rajnath to visit Cochin Shipyard on Friday to check progress of indigenous aircraft carrier

Singh is also scheduled to visit training establishment of the Southern Naval Command, where he will be briefed on ongoing operational activities being undertaken by the Command.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.