Today's top headlines from The Telegraph


Theresa May attacks Covid policy

It came as the Prime Minister praised Joe Biden’s administration as a “breath of fresh air”. Despite speculation the US president was preparing to dress down his counterpart over the Northern Irish Protocol, the leaders traded public compliments rather than veiled threats.

Their wives, Jill Biden and Carrie Johnson, later strolled on the beach with the Johnsons’ son, Wilfred.

As G7 leaders gather today, Chief Reporter Robert Mendick explains they will enjoy sea shanty serenades and a sausage-free beach barbecue. Matt raises a smile with today’s cartoon. 

‘Red Kate’, most prominent academic in Oriel boycott

If the Rhodes Must Fall movement was looking for a new leader, it seems one might be found in “Red Kate”. As interim provost of the self-styled “People’s Republic of Worcester College”, Prof Kate Tunstall is the most prominent scholar to join the Oriel boycott. She is one of over 150 Oxford academics to announce their refusal to teach the college’s undergraduate students in protest at its decision to keep a statue of Cecil Rhodes on its main facade. Education Editor Camilla Turner analyses her background. Meanwhile, Downing Street insisted that Oxford students should be given compensation if they are affected by the Oriel boycott.

Euros: Scotland announce they will not take a knee

England are left isolated in taking the knee for their three European Championship group matches after Scotland announced they would not join them. As a poll revealed deep divisions over the gesture, the Scottish Football Association said its players would not resume taking the knee. Fans who support England taking the knee are urged to “dro-wn out boos with applause” by starting to clap it before opponents begin to jeer. With the opening match between Turkey and Italy tonight, download our fill-in wallchart and follow our ultimate Euros party guide.

At a glance: Coronavirus morning briefing

Also in the news: Today’s other headlines

Cyber criminals | Dominic Raab has vowed to “take the fight to cyber criminals” extorting businesses, schools and hospitals as Britain is poised to announce a raft of heavy new sanctions on foreign hackers. The Foreign Secretary declared the UK and US will “lead globally” on countering assaults that paralyse infrastructure. Read an interview with Mr Raab, who warns cyber attacks “have increased” across the West.  

Around the world: Ring of fire sweeps Earth

An annular solar eclipse rises over Toronto . The rare phenomenon – visible in parts of North America, Europe and Asia – occurs when the Moon is at its farthest point from Earth, only partially blocking the Sun and allowing solar light to shine around it. See a gallery of more pictures.

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