“Britain” in the news

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· China and India are in a dangerous standoff over a hotly contested border  
After India gained independence from Britain in 1947, its leaders said the British-drawn boundaries were firm and claimed some of the disputed territories — including the Aksai Chin region near the Galwan Valley — for itself.
FRANCE 24
· France to reopen cafes, end domestic travel limit  
Britain has notably made clear its intention to impose quarantine measures on all travellers arriving from abroad from June.
The New York Times
· How ‘Quiz’, a Drama About Coughing, Captivated Lockdown Britain  
It wasn’t just a hit in Britain; it changed attitudes toward one of that country’s strangest crimes.
The Guardian
· Why is the BBC bending to the government's definition of impartiality?  
Does it mean that every report of Britain’s “world-beating” death toll must be accompanied by a reminder that ministers insist it is too soon to judge their record?
The New York Times
· Playing by the Rules: Dutch Leader Offers a Sober Contrast in a Brash Era  
Around that same time a firestorm was erupting in Britain over trips made by Dominic Cummings, the top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who drove 260 miles to his parents’ house in apparent defiance of lockdown rules.
The New York Times
· 11 New Books We Recommend This Week  
“A skeptical admiral, one of Britain’s most highly decorated submarine commanders, arrived one day to role-play in the game as a U-boat commander,” Thomas Ricks writes, reviewing the book in a roundup of military titles.
The Age
· Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases top 5.9 million as Australian death toll stands at 103  
The coronavirus lockdown will ease next week for most of Britain's population, Boris Johnson has announced, as a row persisted over the Prime Minister's closest adviser taking a long-distance journey during lockdown.
The Independent
· Boris Johnson gags medical experts to stop them discussing Dominic Cummings row  
“What has Britain done to deserve such incompetent and mendacious leadership just when it needed the opposite?”
FRANCE 24
· World's officially oldest man dies in UK aged 112  
The world's oldest man, according to the Guinness World Records, has died from cancer in Britain at the age of 112, his family confirmed on Thursday.
The Guardian
· Coronavirus latest: at a glance  
The US has recorded more deaths from the disease than any other country in the pandemic, and almost three times as many as the second-ranking country, Britain.