With the summit beginning in earnest tomorrow, Mr Biden will want to restore American credibility while Mr Johnson will try to cement relationships to vindicate his post-Brexit vision of “global Britain”.
Hancock denies lying to PM as he is quizzed by MPs
Matt Hancock has denied lying to Boris Johnson at any point during the pandemic, telling MPs he has always been driven by “honesty and integrity”. The Health Secretary was questioned over allegations made by the Prime Minister’s former aide Dominic Cummings to the Commons health and social care committee and science and technology committee. In a marathon four-and-a-half hour session, Mr Hancock also said the Delta variant first identified in India now comprises 91 per cent of cases of coronavirus in the UK. Read a blow-by-blow account of the session.
England 2.0: How Gareth Southgate rebuilt after 2018
‘Excessive intrusion’ | The Earl of Wessex has acknowledged that the family drama surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s departure from royal life is “very sad,” adding: “It’s difficult for everyone, but that’s families for you.” Prince Edward, 57, could not avoid the subject dominating headlines as he gave two television interviews to mark what would have been his father, the Duke of Edinburgh’s, 100th birthday.
Around the world: Navalny vows to fight on after ruling
Alexei Navalny, the jailed Russian opposition leader, has vowed to fight on despite a court ruling outlawing his entire movement, saying he is supported by millions of Russians who will keep fighting against President Vladimir Putin’s corrupt regime. The move marks the Kremlin’s most daring attempt to do away with significant opposition.
Car crash, adultery, addiction: Can Tiger Woods still bounce back?
He’s the comeback king of golf, but as the US Open begins next Thursday, Jim White reveals how all the talk is about Tiger Woods’ continued absence
Rising costs | US inflation has soared to the fastest annual rate since the financial crisis, fuelling worries that the world’s top economy is running hot. See a graph showing how prices are at their highest since 2008.
England vs New Zealand | After a solid start, England steadily lost wickets in their first innings of the second Test at Edgbaston. Follow live.
Three things for tonight
And finally… for this evening’s downtime
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award | On the day the Duke would have turned 100, Camilla Tominey spoke to five young people whose lives have been transformed by the scheme founded in his name.