The Big Picture

Vincent Boland: Brics countries overshadowed by march of China

Two decades after the up and coming group of five economies were touted as game-changers, it seems their collective promise has not been realised

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the Brics Business Summit via a prerecorded video. The International Criminal Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Mr Putin on suspicion of unlawful deportation of children and unlawful transfer of people from the territory of Ukraine to the Russian Federation. Picture: Getty